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Truth in the Innermost Being

August 4, 2019


Truth in the Innermost Being

We don’t like seeing the truth about ourselves  —  so we try to hide it  from ourselves  and everyone else.      The truth is that we are sinners  through and through.     Even when we do all sorts  of good things,  we are still sinners.      We can be good and sincere people,  and yet,  we are sinners.

Down in the very core of our being,  we are all sinners.      Many people will vehemently deny their sinful nature.      They demand  that others see all the good they have done.      But,  they are still sinners.

When King David sinned with Bathsheba,  he tried to hide his sin.      But,  the fear of having his sin discovered  led him to have Uriah,  Bathsheba’s husband,  killed in battle.      Trying to hide our sins  only leads to more sin.      Denying our sinful natures  is a sin  because it is a lie.      When David finally confessed  and repented,  he 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.

The wisest thing we can do is know  and confess  our hidden sins  —  even the ones we don’t know about.      Those are the sinful tendencies  in our  innermost being.      We need to pray  that our Savior would always allow us  the wisdom of realizing  our sinfulness.      If we get to feeling  that we are not sinful,  we think we have no need for a Savior.      That would be denying Jesus Christ  —  and would be just another lie.

When we confess our sins  to our Savior  and ask for His forgiveness,  we receive His forgiveness  and are released  from the burden  of hiding  our sinfulness.      Oh,  how we need our Redeemer!      As forgiven sinners,  we say,  “Hallelujah!      LORD, help us to always face the truth  in our innermost being,  so that we may be unburdened  from our load of sin.”



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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