Search Me, O God


Most of us think we know our own hearts. But, the truth of the matter is that we don’t know.

Jeremiah 17:9 says, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” A deceitful heart can’t diagnose a deceitful heart. You need to let the Holy Spirit do radical surgery because the roots of our wickedness are deep.

A preacher was playing golf with three other men. When these men would make bad shots, they would often say things they ought not to say. The preacher was always so composed; he never said anything like that.

One of the men said, “Pastor I really admire you for the way you control your emotions. He responded, “Well, I may seem to control my emotions, but if you will watch where I spit, the grass never grows again.”

We can disguise the wickedness of our heart, so we must pray as David prayed, “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting” (Psalm 139:23-24).