I know that most of you have heard the statement: “God knows my heart”. Well that is very true…Mark 28 tells us how Jesus knew that the high priest reasoned within themselves. Luke Well, from the beginning of time, even in the first book of the Bible, Genesis 6:5, God say that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of mans heart was only evil continually.
Not one of us has the ability to cleanse our own heart. Proverbs 20:9 states: “Who can say, “I have cleansed my heart, I am pure and free from sin?”
Proverbs 21:2 says people may be right in their own heart, but the LORD examines their heart.
God wants wicked hearts to depart from him. In Psalm 101:4 it states: A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.
Ezekiel 11:19 says: And I will give them singleness of heart and put a new spirit within them. I will take away their stoney, stubborn heart and give them a tender, responsive heart, a heart of flesh.
It’s amazing how humanity tries to change God by coming up with man made laws to justify their actions so they will not have to conform to the Word. Romans 10: 3 remind us: For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.