Verses 1,9-17 explain the importance of the Apostles for you today! It is God who alone can expose the motives of men’s hearts. (Verse 4) Notice that he says motives. This is why you can see one motive in someone’s actions and they another! God sees our several motives.
“Therefore do not pronounce judgement before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart.”
It is God who knows our hearts. It is only God who truly knows our hearts.
We cannot hide anything from Him.
And we also must be very careful when thinking about the hearts of others. We do not have God’s eyes, we cannot see as He sees.
And we are to rest in the truth that when Jesus returns, all that is hidden will be brought into the light.
As Jesus says in Luke 8, “For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light.”
* Father God,
Thank You that You are light. Please help us to not try and hide Your light under a bushel, but to let it shine forth.
Thank You that You know our hearts. Please help us to turn our hearts to You each day.
And thank You that even though You know the depths of our hearts sickness and wickedness, You still saved us!
Hallelujah, what a Saviour!