1 Samuel 16:7 NKJ “…For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
When the Lord looks at your heart, what does He see? Every one of us has an outer life and an inner life. The outer life is our public life that the people around us see. The inner life is made up of our thoughts, attitudes, and motives. Only you and God know what is going on inside of you unless it is revealed by the Holy Spirit. Too many people go around today pretending, acting one way, yet on the inside they are thinking something totally different. Their heart and their actions do not line up (Matthew 15:8). But we must understand that God is looking on the inside. We can fool a lot of people, but we cannot fool God. He would rather us be open and honest than go through life pretending. Take inventory of what is going on inside of you today. Examine your heart. Are you at peace? Are you harboring offenses, bitterness, unforgiveness? Do you believe the best in people? Do your heart and actions line up? Be honest with yourself and ask the Lord for help if you need to be free from the bondage of hypocrisy. Put your heart in order!