A SHARP SCALPEL
Generally speaking, we rather people not pry into our personal affairs, much less have them exposed to others, and especially facts that make us look bad. Billions of dollars are spent each year protecting our privacy, and we should be careful that “thieves do not break in and steal.”
At the same time, there is another part of our lives that needs to be exposed by the Word of God. This kind of exposure can be more painful than the loss of all our possessions and money. I am referring to our hearts – the inner being where we tend to hide secrets from others.
“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account” (Hebrews 4:12–13).
When God exposed the sins that David tried to hide, he came to this conclusion; “Behold, You delight in truth in the inward being, and You teach me wisdom in the secret heart” (Psalm 51:6).
When we come to this point of wanting God to expose even thoughts, motives and intentions that are not controlled by truth, we will learn the secret of sweet fellowship with the Lord. Are you letting the Lord use His scalpel on your hearts? His surgery produces joy and fruitfulness.
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