“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Jeremiah 17:9-10




“Who can understand the human heart?
There is nothing else so deceitful;
it is too sick to be healed.

I, the Lord, search the minds
and test the hearts of people.
I treat each of them according to the way they live,
according to what they do.”


– Jeremiah 17:9-10 (GNT)






God cannot be deceived;

He sees right into our heart – our conscience –

and He will judge each one of us on our own individual merits.


Our conscience can be very deceitful

– it can call evil good, and good evil;

it can claim to be peaceful, when it is desperate;

it can deceptively justify sinfulness and immorality.


It is a very bad case indeed, when the conscience,

which should be what points out and sets right the errors of our other faculties,

is in fact the leader of the delusion.


We can never know our own heart well enough,

nor where it can lead us to in a moment of temptation.

That is why we must relentlessly call upon the Lord

to help us control and constrain our self-centeredness,

our wishes, our thoughts and our intentions.


We must put a stop to manipulating our own conscience

and getting it to whisper only what appeases and satisfies our cravings,

rather than what censures and corrects us.

Only God can help us overcome ourselves.






Come, Lord Jesus, search my mind.

Test my heart, Lord,

cleanse it, purify it, renew it,

and make it Your dwelling place.


This entry was posted in Spiritual. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s