TCH MINI-STUDY 39
THE LORD LOOKS UPON THE HEART
God knows everything about us, including the secret chambers of our
heart. Here are some verses that confirm this doctrine:
"But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the
height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance,
but the LORD looketh [approves, discerns, perceives, views] on the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7).
"And thou, Solomon my son, know thou
the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts [most interior
organ, bethink themselves, things unaware, enclosed], and understandeth all the imaginations [concepts, things framed] of the thoughts [contrivance,
intention, plan, purpose, thought]: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for
ever: (1 Chronicles 28:9).
"Then hear thou from heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and render unto every man according unto
all his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou only knowest the hearts of the children of men:)" (2 Chronicles 6:30).
not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart" (Psalms 44:21).
"I the LORD search [penetrate, examine, find
out, try] the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings" (Jeremiah
“But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, And needed not that any should testify of man:
for he knew what was in man” (John 2:24-25).
“And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew
whether of these two thou hast chosen” (Acts 1:24).
“And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know
that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works” (Revelation 2:23).
the word [Greek logos, i.e., Christ and His gospel message] of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing
even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the
heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with
whom we have to do” (Hebrews 4:12-13).
“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but
then shall I know even as also I am known” (1 Corinthians 13:12).
THE CHRISTIAN HERALD
Judeo-Christian Bible Study
HE IS DESPISED AND REJECTED OF MEN, A MAN
Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we
shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted
with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, andcarried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he
was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep
have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed,
and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is
dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut
off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and
with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him;
he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and
the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge
shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great,
and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors;
and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession
for the transgressors
“But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves
therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands,
ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning,
and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up”
GOD IS WATCHING
"For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings” (Proverbs 5:21).
“Ye shall diligently
keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee. And thou shalt do
that which is right and good in the sight of the LORD: that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good
land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers” (Deuteronomy 6:17-18).
“Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue
it. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against
them that do evil” (1 Peter 3:11-12).
“For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in
the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars” (2
WHY IS GOD WATCHING?
“For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom,
Ethiopia and Seba for thee. Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will
I give men for thee, and people for thy life” (Isaiah 43:3-4).
THEY THAT ARE SUCH SERVE NOT OUR
LORD JESUS CHRIST
"Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause
divisions and offences
contrary to the doctrine which
ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such
serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own
by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of
"And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: And both Jesus was called, and
his disciples, to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. Jesus saith unto
her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you,do it"
“Preach the word [of truth, the gospel message]; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering
and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves
teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables"
(2 Timothy 4:2-4).
THERE IS NO POWER BUT OF GOD
"Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power
but of God: the powers
that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist
to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to
good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do
thatwhich is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the
minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is
afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of
God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth
ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience
sake. For for this cause pay ye tribute also:
for they are God's
ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. Render therefore
to all their dues: tribute to whom tributeis due; custom to whom
custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour"
“If ye then be risen
with Christ, seek
those things which
are above, where
Christ sitteth on
the right hand of
God. Set your
on things above, not on
on the earth"
"It is since Christians
have largely ceased
think of the other
world that they have
become so ineffective
C. S. Lewis
TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL
"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not
unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge
him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine
own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil"