Verse of the day.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
There are things which we cannot quite explain from a human perspective. One of such things is why God, Who loved Jesus so much (John 3:35), would give Him up in death. Such acts as this are hard to understand with the human heart because naturally, we see more of people’s actions than we see their heart. We haven’t, like God, learned to see the heart before we see the acts. We work from outside in, He works from inside out.
It is easy for us to say that God is good when we good things come our way, but when we suffer pain, we are quick to call Him evil or say He doesn’t exist. Why? Because we fail to see His heart.
But God is different…
God sees the heart first. Every good work done with the unregenerate heart doesn’t qualify as good before Him. This is why He clearly declares all our righteousnesses as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6). He sees beyond human actions into the deep-seated motive behind such actions which we may not even see.
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The Need for a Change of Heart
We can only see God’s heart when we have received the same heart. The unregenerate heart is unresponsive to God and cannot understand Him. We must therefore go to Him to receive a heart that responds to His will. This is a most well-meaning heart, out of which flows the love of God, producing good works which He approves of.
Such a heart change causes us to understand why God does the things He does. If we ask and do not get; if we suffer pain or loss, we would still say “God is love,” because we see the heart behind the happenings. The motive, present and eternal implication of all He does is made clear to us.
Receiving God’s heart enables us to see through His eyes and judge rightly. We will judge ourselves long before we stand before Him in judgment, and rightly discern the works of others.
Having God’s heart makes us childlike, helping us rest in His love and teaching us to love Him, ourselves and everyone else as He does.
Father, take my heart and give me Yours that I may see You as You are in the beauty of Your Holiness, and love the world like You do.
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