BATHOSIt's February, and one of the things that comes to the minds of many besides the Superbowl this coming Sunday (who dat?) and having off (for some) on President's day which is February the 15th is of course Valentines day.
We already can see the color red all over the place along with, teddy bears, chocolate and of course hearts. We see a lot of hearts, red hearts. The Bible though has a powerful statement that we all should remember as we perhaps are making our plans for that friend, or special someone we want to impress during Valentines or as it might also be called 'Heart day.'
The Bible says, "The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?" (Jer. 17:9) Add to this text the fact that God tells Samuel as he's getting ready to pick Israel's next king, "...The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." (1 Sam. 16:7)
So if God looks at the heart and my heart is deceitful above all things? Wow I'm in trouble! Thank God because though He does look at the heart, He also looks to see if our hearts are red, if they have a lot of red given to us by Someone who's own heart was broken.
So I know what I want to make sure Jesus has for Valentines, my deceived heart....
What about you?
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