“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)
“True self-knowledge does not come by our turning within … No, it is when there is light coming from God that we see … We find a mirror and we bring it to the light. In that light everything becomes clear.
You realize, do you not, what it means to say “Search me”? It certainly does not mean that I search myself. “Search me” means “You search me!” That is the way of illumination. It is for God to come in and search. My true knowledge of self comes not from my searching myself but from God searching me.”
(from A Table in the Wilderness by Watchman Nee, April 20)