James had been working at his new job of delivering prescriptions for the local pharmacy. Feeling insecure, he called the pharmacist and asked, “I understand that you have a new delivery boy. How’s he doing?”
After a brief pause, the pharmacist responded, “Oh, yes. James. He’s doing great.” After another pause, the pharmacist asked, “You know, you sound just like him.” He thought for a moment and then asked, “James...is that you?”
“Yes, sir, it is. I was just wondering how I was doing,” came the answer.
David did the same thing. “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.”
David went to God in a state of boldness and with a desire to honor the Lord. Whatever may have forced him to go to God with a desire to make things right with God does not matter to us personally. The fact that he did, however, does.
When I was twelve years old, my mother gave me a Christian Worker’s New Testament. Underneath my name she wrote one of her favorite quotes: “God’s Word will keep you from sin or sin will keep you from God’s Word.”
Over the years I have proven that statement to be true on more than one occasion. God gave us His Word to guard us, guide us and guarantee us safe passage through life’s journey to our home with Him in heaven.
If, when we read His Word, we compare our deeds and thoughts to His laws and standards and allow them to “search, know and test us,” His Word will do its work!
Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for the “directions” in Your Word that instruct us on how we are to live to please You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 139:23 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.