People are known by their actions. They may have a reputation with others. Actions reveal what is really going on in their heart. Good deeds are done, but the motive(s) are in the heart. These motives may seem hidden, but sometimes they come out in the open.
God always knows the true intentions of others. He sees what people are doing and thinking. He sees what is done in public and secret. He knows their character. Character is what a person is when no one is looking. God is righteous in His judgment. He gave, His Son, Jesus, the same wisdom and understanding of people. Jesus said,
20 He went on: “What comes out of a person is what defiles them. For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and defile a person.”
The heart of a person and their actions reveal their character.
Challenge: Believers, God knows the heart. He brings conviction to change by helping a person to have right heart motives. Blessings! Amen!
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