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9th February 2024


He Knows My Heart



His delight is in the fear of the Lord, and He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes,

Nor decide by the hearing of His ears.

 

 Isaiah 11:3


After the customer in-front of me at a supermarket self-checkout had completed her transaction, I made my way to the self-checkout and proceeded to scan my goods. Unexpectedly, a visibly angry person confronted me. I had failed to notice that she was actually next in the queue for the checkout. Recognising my mistake, I sincerely apologised.” She replied, “No, you’re not!”


Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you were wrong, acknowledged it and tried to make things right, only to be rebuffed? It does not feel good to be misunderstood or misjudged, and the closer we are to those we offend or those who offend us, the more painful it is. How we wish they could see our hearts!


The prophet Isaiah’s snapshot in Isaiah 11:1-5 is that of a God-appointed ruler with wisdom for perfect judgement. “He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, or decide by the hearing of His ears; but with righteousness He will judge the poor, And decide with equity for the meek of the earth.” (v 3–4). This was fulfilled in the life and ministry of the Lord Jesus. Though in our sinfulness and weakness we do not always get it right, we can take heart that the all-seeing, all-knowing God of heaven knows us fully and judges us rightly.

Bible Reading

Isaiah 11:1–5.

Prayer

Father, thank You for knowing everything about me; my words, thoughts and actions. Please forgive me when I am harsh in my judgements of others because of my limited view of the situation. In the Saviour's name, I prayer. Amen.


















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