The Lord Ponders the Heart


Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts. ~ Proverbs 21:2 KJV

What is God really interested in? Do you think God want your great works of service in the church? Do you think he wants you to check your list of how many times you prayed today? Do you think He wants perfect attendance at church? Or what about if He is interested in how many times you asked for forgiveness for the things you did wrong this week?

The truth is He is more interested in your heart. The scripture says he “ponders” the hearts. What does that mean really? If we look it up in the dictionary one definition says, “to weigh carefully in the mind; consider thoughtfully:” The Lord considers what you say and what you do looking at your heart.

Our intentions are often misunderstood. We may do something but another person can be wrong about why you did it. They may get offended by what you said or did. You did not mean to offend them but the other person took it this way. God is the only one who can see the true intentions of your heart. He can see the reason why you did something and they may not always be the right intention. But this is why we are not to judge the intentions of someone else. We don’t know “why” they did something. We can guess or assume but this is not always truth. When we do something for the Lord we should always remember He can see your heart and why you did it. We must always be honest especially with Him.

When King David sinned He surrendered and admitted he committed the error towards God and knew he was wrong. He didn’t make excuses like King Saul did. This is called “humility”. Remember to be humble in the presence of the Lord and to admit when you need to learn something deeper from Him. He is always ready to teach us in order to build us up. We should also be humble towards men. They may not see your intentions but you know deep down inside why you did the action or not. God sees the action you do towards others and He will be so proud and pleased of you when you remember the right way.