THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: A PRAYER FOR DIVINE SCRUTINY. (Part 1) We are a lot more comfortable examining and judging ourselves according to our own standards rather than making room for God to make such judgements. We can always justify ourselves, make excuses and rationalize our behavior, even it is wrong, misguided or even sin. David had another idea. Probably, he had spent some time judging himself according to his own standards and of course we know that didn’t work out so well. Hence the admonition; [Psalms 26:2] “Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; Try my mind and my heart.” And again; [Psalms 139:23-24] “Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.” The question is ARE YOU WILLING TO PRAY SUCH A PRAYER? ‘Examine…try…search, and KNOW MY HEART!’ That is quit an extraordinary prayer and many are not willing to indulge God in such a way. My suggestion is that you make this prayer a regular feature of your spiritual life. We need God’s judgement, our own is faulty. It’s either that or be judged by God what it’s too late to make necessary adjustment and properly repent. So, today when you pray, include A PRAYER OF DIVINE SCRUTINY.
– Pastor Stephens