Having just had a hip replacement and dealing with a couple of other things I’ve been through quite a number of tests in the past months. Medical science has developed numerous ways to look inside the human body. There are CT scans, MRIs, xrays, echograms, scopes and probes to show what is going on inside of us, but there is a most important part that is far deeper. All of Scripture speaks of the hearts of people being in harmony with God or not. It is God who sees the heart. Parts of the body being well or ill effects how we feel physically. Jesus healed a lot of people, but He always looked at this deeper part of our being which effects our behavior for good or ill. The Bible is a very human book because it shows people in all manner of life, both virtues and sins. It is because of this we can call the Bible a book about the human heart. The writer of the New Testament book of Hebrews wrote, “The word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”(12:4) Our physical tests are needed to help doctors deal with our diseases and restore our health. But it is far more important for our spiritual health that we allow the truth of God’s Word to cleanse and restore our hearts.
[category Good Morning]