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Truth in the Innermost Being

March 31, 2018

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Truth in the Innermost Being

A common human failing  is to not admit  to the truths  of the sin  in our lives.     We are so far from perfect,  we stink  in God’s holy eyes.     And  —  we don’t have the power  to make ourselves sinless  or anywhere near  being worthy  of eternal life.     The biggest lie  that many fall for  is their claim  that they don’t have  a desperate need  for the power  of Jesus’ suffering,  death,  and resurrection  to pay for their sins  of wandering away  from God’s given truths  in His holy word.

People will boldly live  as if they are just fine  making their way  to heaven  on their own terms.     They stubbornly want to imagine  that their personal goodness  in this life  is good enough  for God.     They are denying  that faith  in Christ Jesus’  shed blood has any power  to wash away their sins.

But,  about a thousand years  before Christ’s coming,  King David realized  he needed  to face the truth  of his sins.     All of Psalm 51 is the pouring out  of his heart  before God.     In verse 6,  David admitted,

Behold,  You desire truth  in the innermost being,
And in the hidden part  You will make me  know wisdom.

Only God can help us  to honestly  face the truth  of our desperate needs  as we pay attention  to all He says  in His word  to us.

We need God’s “wisdom”  deep down  in our hearts.     Mankind’s  pretentious wisdom  only takes us away  from the eternal truths  of God’s word.     David realized  his own sinful inclinations  would only condemn him  in the end.     He simply didn’t have  God’s strength and righteousness  to do anything rightly.     He had to humble himself  and admit  to the power  of God alone  to straighten out his life.     In repentance,  David prayed  in verses 10-11,

Create in me  a clean heart,  O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit  within me.
Do not cast me away  from Your presence
And do not take  Your Holy Spirit  from me.

That needs  to be the daily prayer  of each and every one of us  as we search for  “truth  in the innermost being”.     And,  the “truth” is  that the only wise thing to do  is to follow God’s instructions  in the Bible.     God lovingly tells us  to simply put our whole faith  in the power  of Jesus’ suffering,  death, and resurrection  to take away  the guilt  of our every sin.

As we understand  how Jesus actually has paid  for our every sin,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord Jesus,  thank You  for loving us  and willingly paying the penalty  for our sins.     Strengthen us  to live  in Your truths.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

 

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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