Who Reads You, and How?
THE phrenologist looks at your head and estimates your ability by its shape.
The palmist looks at your hand and attempts to predict your future from the lines he sees therein.
The astrologer looks at the stars and professes to predict your fate by the time of your birth.
The doctor looks at your tongue and can tell you considerable about your health therefrom.
The detective looks at your eye and finds there an index to your character.
The average person looks at your clothes and draws his conclusion from them.
“THE LORD LOOKETH ON THE HEART”
He cannot be deceived by appearances. “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with whom we have to do” Hebrews 4:13. The Psalmist was conscious of this and said: “O Lord, Thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, Thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but lo, O Lord, Thou knowest it altogether. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid Thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, it is high, I cannot attain unto it. Whither shall I go from Thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from Thy presence? If I ascend up into Heaven Thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, Thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there shall Thy hand lead me, and Thy right hand shall hold me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me, even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from Thee: but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to Thee” Psalm 139:1-12
Many persons do not care to be known so intimately. The knowledge is unpleasant to them; they wish that they were not known. And with some, the wish is “father to the thought” and they say: “How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the Most High?” Psalm 73:11. Certainly God knows; for He would not be God if He were not omniscient. He is all wise and therefore knows all about the selfishness, pride, unbelief, unrest, yea - every form of sin existing in the heart.
He says: “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it? I the Lord search the heart” Jeremiah 17:9,10. He knows us infinitely better than we know ourselves. And the marvelous thing of it all is that although He knows us so thoroughly, He nevertheless loves us - not the sins-but the sinners. And He has declared and manifested that love. Hearken! “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” John 3:16
“In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son, to be the propitiation for our sins” I John 4:9,10
God knowing all about our sins knew exactly what a sacrifice would be required to meet man’s need. “He spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all” Romans 8:32.
The Lord Jesus has once suffered for sins, “the Just for the un-just that He might bring us to God” I Peter 3:18
All who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ are saved! The value of the work of Christ is put to their account by God and they are cleansed. They are put IN CHRIST and are “accepted in the Beloved” Ephesians 1:6. It is a matter of great comfort to the believer to know that God sees him IN CHRIST “clean every whit,” a “new creation.”
HOW DOES GOD SEE YOU?
Does He see you in your sins? If so, this is a dangerous condition to be in; for to die in your sins is to perish. But you need not remain in your sins. Avail yourself of the sacrifice of Christ. Make the Saviour yours today and you too shall be “created in Christ Jesus unto good works” Ephesians 2:8-10.