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Truth in the Innermost Being

February 25, 2019


Truth in the Innermost Being

In His compassion  and great depths of love  for us,  the LORD knows  that it is vital  for us all  to have  “truth in the innermost being”.     God knows how we are.     We often  hide truth  from ourselves,  because we just don’t know  how to face it — or,  we don’t want  to face it.     We might be afraid  of the truth,  because it shows something about us — or it might change something  in our lives.

For all our uncertainties,  God still wants us  to face  all  of the truth way down  in the innermost,  hidden recesses  of our being.     God does not want us  to be afraid  of the truth  because He is LORD and God over all things — and loves us very dearly.     He washes away all  of our sins  in Jesus Christ,  and they are forgiven forever,  for the sake  of God’s holy promise to us  and the power  of His love  towards us.

When King David sinned  with Bathsheba,  he tried to hide his sin,  but God’s love  would not let His beloved David  get away with it.     So,  when the prophet Nathan  pointed out the truth  about David’s sin,  David asked God  for forgiveness,  and sang in Psalm 51:6,

Behold,  Thou dost desire  truth  in the innermost being,    
And  in the hidden part  Thou wilt make me  know wisdom.

David was glad and relieved  that God cared so much about him,  that He made David  face the truth  way deep down  in his heart.     In awe,  David was singing  about the marvelous holiness  of God Almighty,  whose love  actually sought  to purify  this sinner  from all of his sins.     Such is the goodness and love of God  for all of us also.     God greatly desires for all of us  to face the truth  about our sinful natures — just so that  our Savior  can wash all those sins away forever.

When we face the truth  about our sins  and God’s power  to forgive all our sins — only then,  do we open the door  to let Christ  into our hearts  to thoroughly forgive everything  we have ever done  in sin.

But, God does not leave everything at that.     Forgiven and with Christ  in our hearts,  God helps us further — “In the hidden part  Thou wilt make me  know wisdom.”     What is this wisdom  that God causes us  to know?

It is the wisdom  of knowing for sure  that only God has the power  to cleanse us  from all  of our sins — making us perfect  and holy  in His sight.     No one can cleanse themselves  of sins  or do enough good works  to earn  even a little bit  of forgiveness.     We must have the wisdom  to realize  that only God Almighty is holy enough  to cleanse us  from all sins.     That is why David then asks the LORD  in verse 7,

Purify me  with hyssop,  and I shall be clean;    
Wash me,  and I shall be whiter  than snow.

That is true wisdom.     Only God can purify us  and make us clean and holy — worthy to live in heaven  with Him forever.     With David,  let us accept God’s wisdom  in Christ,  and ask Him  to purify us  from all  of our sins.

Then,  rejoicing in the power of God  to take away the sins  of the world,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     My Savior,  thank You  for lovingly seeking me out,  so that you might  cause me  to have  ‘truth in the innermost being’.     Your eternal truth saves.”



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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