Today we’re going to look at the heart problem from a spiritual perspective. Our verse for today comes from Jeremiah 17:9-10.
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve.”
The prophet Jeremiah wondered who could understand the heart. Back in his day, the people of Judah had a problem – a heart problem. They were trusting in false gods. Their hearts were deceitful and desperately wicked.
God said that anyone who trusts in man (flesh) for protection is cursed because his heart turns away from God.
Who can understand the heart?
The Lord alone understands the heart. God has the ability to search the heart and test the mind. God knows our innermost thoughts and motives that an individual might hide from all others. Therefore he can render to each person what his deeds deserve according to his ways.
Do you have a heart problem?
Are you seeking the Lord daily, or are you worshipping false gods? Putting all your trust in man?
Let me encourage you to seek the Lord with your whole heart. He knows the way to go and will help you get through whatever you are struggling with.