Secret Faults

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 10:36 -- Joyce Long

“Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts...” Psalm 51:6

I was reading Psalm 18, “For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God,” (verse 21) and “I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.” (verse 23). As I was preening my feathers with the thoughts that I had never committed adultery, gotten drunk, or done any other big sins, a still small voice spoke to me. Some sins are out front for all to see; others are hidden away deep inside the heart, where man cannot see. What about the times you were jealous of someone else, worried when you should have trusted, gossiped when you should have prayed, got angry at God, said an unkind word, or thought an evil thought? I desire truth in the inward parts. I had to repent of the lack of truth in my heart. God sees the heart... what does He see?

~Elizabeth Lapp

Women's Devotional Image 2011-09-12 06:36