Saturday, May 16, 2020

Daily Devotion: The Proven Heart

Bible Reading: Psalm 17

Key Verse: Verse 3 - “Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.

Key Words: Thou hast proved mine heart

The psalmist tells us how God proved his heart. He visited him at night to see where he was and what he was doing. Not only did he visit him at night, he tried him (put him to the test).

When I was in middle school, our class visited a refinery that processed gold and silver. We were allowed to stay and see the complete refining process. The journeyman working the silver had a huge black pot which was filled with silver. He placed that pot on an open fire and waited for the silver to melt, which it eventually did. He then took a lathe and went across the top of the silver getting as much of the dross as he could. He then looked into the “pot” full of silver and said, “Not yet.” So he did the same process over and over again. Finally on the seventh time he looked into the pot filled with silver and said, “That’s it! It’s now pure silver.”

One of the students asked how he knew it was pure. He smiled and said, “Because I can see my reflection in the silver.”

That is what God wants from our lives. He tests us and tries us and puts us through the fire. Then he removes the dross from us until we are pure. We know when our heart has been totally proven and found pure, when the Lord can see Himself in our heart.

The song writer said it best when he said, “Let others see Jesus in you. Keep telling the story, be faithful, and then let others see Jesus in you.”

What to do:
✞ Let others see Jesus in you.

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