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Where is your Focus? Knowledge, Body or Heart
by Jaisam Daniel
12/17/08
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Today there is one thing common among people all around the world; it is the pursuit of knowledge. Unlike any generation the world is filled with information literally all around us, you need not need to travel or strain yourself to get knowledge. Sitting at your home computer googling you can find about anything in this world from any corner of the world. From the beginning we always want to look for things which we do not have or know. With just 350 grams of brain humans want to understand everything in the whole world. It is very helpful as long as the knowledge we gained keeps us from sinning against the loving and holy God but more often it puffs up.

"I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve." Jeremiah 17:10

God’s not interested in our Appearance or how much we know:

Yes God examines our heart and mind and will reward us according to what is in it. More knowledge may gain you more respect in the world but ultimately God will judge us according to our hearts not how much we know. There was a time in Israel God said to the prophet of Samuel to go to Jesse's house in Bethlehem and anoint one of his sons as the King over Israel, but did not tell which son. When the prophet Samuel came he saw his first son Eliab and immediately thought this is the right person to be the King over Israel but God said to him.

"But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." I Samuel 16:7

God sees our Heart:

Nobody knows what is in the other's heart, so we can easily deceive others, but nobody can cheat or hide anything from the eternal God, He is not interested in our appearance either. God gave a Certificate to a person in Bible which no one ever had received; he called David as "Man after my own heart"

'I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.' Acts 13:22

Why he gave this Certificate to David?, David himself wrote in

“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you”. Psalm 119:11

God's word is only preservative available today which will preserve your heart to be presented before God Holy and unblemished. Having God's word in your mind (as knowledge) will not help you in any way, take it to your heart and allow his word to change you, David wrote "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path." - Psalm 119:11

Do not be deceived:

With love I urge you not to be deceived, all around us the media and celebrities preach that we should only focus on our outward appearance, and new age teachers teaching that knowledge is the answer for everything. Even Christians are fooled to focus more on information to their mind and strategies than on change of heart. Everyone wants to ignore or forget that there is a heart and soul that longs to have fellowship with the creator.

Can God see your Heart and say it is right before me?

Good News:

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10
But the Good News is you can always cry to God and ask him for a new pure heart, because for this he sent his only Son Jesus Christ in to the world, who died for our sins on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins. Through him we have freedom from sins and fellowship with God.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 2 Corinthians 5:17

Prayer:

Our heavenly father, Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.

Thanks for sending your son Jesus to the cross to save me and offered him as a sacrifice for my sins, please forgive my sins and accept me as your child and help me to live a life pleasing to your eyes.

Amen

Note: Please contact me for any doubts; we are here to help you in any way we could to help you grow in the knowledge of God through Jesus Christ.

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