Thought for 2022 March 18

On 24 February, all hell seemed to have broken loose over Europe. This unbelievable act of hatred and inhumanity has left many people with an enormous feeling of hatred and an urge to go to war against the aggressor.

When one country invades another this is going to provoke rebellion but also thoughts of hatred and in several cases, the violence shall create even more violence.

David’s reflections that we read today are insightful; he had the feeling to be with God and God with him. How personal is his final appeal where he asks the Almighty to fathom him.

“23 Search me, O God! and know my heart: Examine me and know my thoughts. 24 And know whether the way of wickedness be in me, And lead me in the way of this life.” (Ps 139:23-24 Calvin_Bible)

Do we also want God to know us and see deep into our hearts?

Do we want to let Him know us completely and let Him see if there is a wicked way in us?

We can dislike and hate people who do things that are against God’s will and who oppose God!

Especially in the present circumstances, when we see a country commit such war crimes with apparent impunity, this can evoke in us such aversion and even hatred that we have to be very careful in our reactions.

But can we control this hatred of them?

Even though they are our enemies, we must face them in the right way. When they do terrible things, we must also take care not to overstep our bounds. Let us be always sure that we are acting according to God’s rules. Those who do such terrible things are also creatures of God, even if they do not even know it. Let us, therefore, be careful in our judgements and actions.

Let us realise that God knows everything about us. Let us dare, as David did, to ask Him to look into our hearts and examine our thoughts.

Let us know that Jehovah can tell us if we do something wrong under these circumstances of war. So that He will help us to live as He wills. Like David let us pray to Jehovah God and ask Him to search our heart and to give us strength to react in the right way in all circumstances.

“Search me, God, and know my heart, probe me, know what ails me. Give me the strength to stay on the right path, always doing what is inine with your prescriptions and regulations. Give me the power to keep to your commandments. See if I go no wrong way, and lead me by the way that is eternal.”

 

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Preceding

  1. Keep your heart on the right path
  2. Obeying God rather than man
  3. Today’s thought: “Search me, O God, and know my heart” (March 18)
  4. Picking Stones
  5. Rest thy delight on Jehovah

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Additional reading

  1. Main verses in the Bible telling us Who God is #2 Some outstanding qualities of God
  2. Main verses in the Bible telling us Who God is #4 The Great One All-powerful Who has and gives wisdom
  3. God who knows the heart
  4. Today’s thought “Plea for Vindication or for Protection against Oppressors” (January 07)
  5. 1st thought for today “The world may be wicked” (January 16)
  6. Today’s thought “Lift up your eyes and see – God shall know it” (January 18)
  7. Today’s thought “Man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of Jehovah” (April 24)
  8. Today’s Thought “God who knows the heart …” (May 05)
  9. Today’s thought “Blessed people …” (July 27)
  10. Today’s thought “Out of the heart of man come …” (August 12)
  11. Back from gone #4 Your inner feelings and actions
  12. Nazarene Commentary Matthew 5:1-12 Nazarene Mountain teachings: Blessed and legal commentaries
  13. Christians having the right heart to call others to go to God
  14. Coming to understanding from sayings written long ago
  15. When the 🌎World is 🤺Against You 😓
  16. Let not sin reign in your mortal body
  17. Picking Stones (Our World)
  18. With all your heart
  19. Establish your hearts blameless in holiness
  20. May the Lord direct your hearts to …
  21. The false prophets in the present world
  22. If there is bitterness in the heart
  23. Keep your heart on the right path (Our World)
  24. Sow and harvests in the garden of your heart
  25. Open your heart
  26. A cheerful heart filled of hope good medicine
  27. A heart in the right place and brightly burning faith
  28. Rest thy delight on Jehovah (Our World)
  29. Purify my heart

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  10. Search Me
  11. Sunday Walk 70 – Search Me, O God
  12. God, Help Me Not to Hate Those Who Hate
  13. Search Me, O God, and Know My Heart
  14. Search My Heart …
  15. TLIC Family-day 71- March 12 Know my heart
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  17. Search me O God, and Know my Heart
  18. Who You Were Meant To Be
  19. Marvelous are Your works
  20. Use This Test To See How You *Really* Feel About God! (and Discover How He Feels About You Too)
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Free Christadelphians or Brothers and sisters in Christ, living in Belgium, European Union. - Vrijë Christadelphians of Broeders en zusters in Christus wonende in België in de Europese Unie.

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