God Tests His Children's Hearts
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked. Who can know it” (Jer 17:9, NKJV)? “…The old sinful nature within us is against God. It never did obey God’s law and it never will” (Rom 8:7, TLB). “Help me to refuse the low and vulgar things. Help me to abhor all crooked deals of every kind, to have no part in them” (Pss 101:3, TLB). “I know, my God, that you test men to see if they are good; for you enjoy good men…” (1 Chron 29:17, TLB). “Cross-examine me, O Lord, and see that this is so; test my motives and affections too. For I have taken your loving-kindness and your truth as my ideals. I do not have fellowship with tricky, two-faced men; they are false and hypocritical. I hate the sinners’ hangouts and refuse to enter them. I wash my hands to prove my innocence and come before your altar” (Pss 26:2-6, TLB).
Bro. Graham F. Watts, Sr.