How true that is! And things aren’t always what they seem to be! How often have we seen that!
So, dear friends, what are we to do so that we don’t get duped and deceived at every turn? Glad you asked.
As you know, God is a faith God and in order for us to please Him, we too must be faith people. Everything with God is a heart issue. So, let’s take a look at things from that perspective.
1 Samuel 16:7b (KJV) 7 … for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
This verse refers to the time that Samuel went to anoint the next king, who would turn out to be David. But, looking on the outward appearance of Jesse’s sons, David would have been the last choice, if any choice at all. However, God isn’t moved by outward appearances but rather by what’s in our heart. And David had a heart after God. That’s what counted in God’s eyes.
Now, I’ve said all that to say that if God looks at the heart, then we need to look at the heart. If you judge everything by your feelings – and what appears to be so – you’ll remain in a state of instability. But if you look at your heart – what is it telling you – then you can hear from God and make right decisions.
Your heart is your inner man, as I have mentioned many times in other blogs. It’s your re-born spirit that is in tune with God and His Word. But the catch is that you have to have the Word in you in order to draw it out when you need it.
God’s Word has to be the benchmark from which you measure everything in this life. It’s your measuring rod for all that you do. No matter what it seems like, you have to ask yourself, “Does it agree with God’s Word?” Too many times, people choose to do something and then ask God to bless it. That’s the wrong order. We must check out what God has already said in His Word and then make our decisions based on that.
I think I’m safe in saying that we all want to make right choices and have had our fill of wrong ones. I know I have. Time is short and we have a lot of work to do before Jesus returns. Let’s purpose to listen to our hearts and make right choices and bring glory to our Lord Jesus!
Hebrews 11:6 (KJV) 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.