It’s a hard topic to speak about, and so, we don’t talk about it often.
The topic? Sin.
“For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.” (Romans 1:25, NASB)
When we exchange the truth with a lie, it will always lead us to sin. When we accept the lie as truth, it leads us down a destructive path because we truly believe we are right.The outcome is worship of something, or someone, other than the One True God.
God has given us a conscience but when we refuse to heed our conscience, it becomes hardened ”“ no longer seeing right from wrong. Our own stubbornness will lead us astray.
“And the only thing that keeps our conscience sensitive to Him is the habit of being open to God on the inside.”
(Oswald Chambers, My Utmost For His Highest, May 13)
David was hard on himself, fully aware he was prone to sin. He was also courageous and invited God to search his heart:
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there be any hurtful way in me,and lead me in the everlasting way.”
(Psalm 139:23-24, NASB)
David recognized he could not truly know what was hidden in his heart unless God brought it to his attention. He knew his heart, and ours, will deceive us and keep us captive to the cycle of sin for as long as possible.
I hope you will join me at Woman to Woman Ministries HERE where we will continue to look at this process of having God search our hearts.