“All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, but the Lord weighs the motives. Commit your works to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” Proverbs 16:2-3
Do you really believe this verse is true? Have you ever truly considered the motives of your heart? Or are you actually drifting aimlessly while following the world’s motives?
Do you see yourself as bigger than life itself? And even though we might appear insignificant in the grand scheme of things, we are unbelievably important to God. Perhaps even much more so to Him than to ourselves. We are a never-ending series of millions of God’s miracles, one on top of another? And as egotistical as this may sound to some — this is how I see myself. And due to the unending attention God has placed upon me – I am extremely important. And I will never end.
Once we see ourselves in the context of God’s motives and our motives are aligned with His motives we will experience the abiding peace and joy that He promises. The good news is that Jesus has revealed His motives to us, and He has given us a helper to guide us in this eternal quest.
Now regardless of how old I might appear; I am an infant to God … only taking my initial steps in chapter one of God’s book of my life written before the beginning of time. And so are you. Now in that context, is you life today more important than when you awoke today? Think about this. God never goes to sleep on you or I.
And who is this God that we have invited into our heart? And where is He? He is so deep that he knows everything you have ever done – and He even knows your motives – every single one. He knows what you do behind closed doors in the dark and why. He knows your every thought from afar. Even before you think it – He knows it all. He has seen all the days of your life, since before He created the universe and everything in it. Jesus Knows All. He knows the motive for every single thing that you do. He is omniscient.
Did you ever do something you regret, and then ask yourself; “Why did I do that?” or say; “I can’t believe I did that.” I think it’s safe to say that God knows us infinitely better than we know ourselves. Jesus knows it all. Do you still think not? Do you know the motives of your heart? Do you even remotely understand the emotions and forces that unconsciously lead you?
Questions? Why do people lie to themselves, and then – believe the lies? Why do you do it? And how do people do all of that unconsciously, without even thinking about it? And then defiantly defend values totally contrary to that which they know in their hearts to be true? What motive would cause someone who says; “I believe in Jesus” to strongly defend evolution – atheism’s blasphemous rejection of Jesus? And how can some defend with all their heart a political party that openly rejects God, and then actually votes God and Israel off their platform – three times? What rationale causes a Christian who loves babies and hates murder to disregard all contrary evidence and support, and even promote abortion – the murdering of babies? And when asked why, they revert to a silly slogan “I believe in a woman’s right to choose” What is the motive of this person’s heart? How can one say; “I believe in God with all my heart” and promote the evil which God clearly hates? And then, pretend their view is Christian?
God says; “Commit your works to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” Does anyone who is being true to God actually believe that our God established plans in anyone’s heart that promote rejecting the God of the bible, Israel; and instead standing on atheistic beliefs, murdering babies, transgenderism, false religions, and unlimited forms of amoral behavior disguised as human rights? Is it even possible that Jesus would be leading even a single disciple to stand firm against the undeniable word of God?
No, No – a thousand times NO.
We must test the motives of our heart up against God’s eternal truth and follow Jesus. And Jesus said to them, I am the way, and the truth, and the life” and “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” This is His purpose for us.
“For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps … By his wounds you have been healed. For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.”
1 Peter 2:21-25
We must be transformed and the motives of our heart must be conformed to Jesus and His eternal plan for our life.
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Grace and Peace to you my friends,
Bob West Geezerdust©2020