Desiring God?

BY PASTOR ROBERT JEWETT

Pastor Robert Jewett Word of Truth Community ChurchSearch 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).

David, a man whom God declared was a man after His own heart (1 Samuel 13:14), desired to live righteously before God. With his eyes fixed on the Lord, David welcomed God’s correction in his life. David understood that God knew every detail about him and that there was nothing that he could hide from the Lord (Psalm 139:1-16). Thus, he willingly opened himself up for correction and discipline from the Lord.

Correction and discipline are never a pleasant experience: “For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it,” (Hebrews 12:11). We are instructed not to “despise the Lord’s discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the Lord reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights” (Proverbs 3:11-12).

In response to the Father’s love, pray today and ask Him to search you and know you, to reveal any wicked way in you, and to lead you in the way everlasting.

 

Pastor Rob Jewett is with the Word of Truth Community Church. For more information about Word of Truth Community Church, visit http://www.wordoftruthcc.com.