Search me God and know my heart; test me and know my concerns. See if there is any offensive way in me. Psalm 139:23-24
In the verses above, David is asking God to search his heart. In these verses, the heart is referring to David’s motivation behind everything that he does. David is trying to make sure that everything he says and does is for the right reasons. Satan has tried to come and unload a big pile of garbage (of David’s own making) right in David’s living room and he was doing a pretty good job of it. But David finally came to his senses and wanted God to clean him up knowing that God was the only One who could. These verses say something special about David. He wanted to be pure. But they say something even greater about David’s God. He can be trusted with our hearts. If there is any impurity or offensive way in us, He will give us grace and mercy and wash us whiter than snow. If we are His children, He will remind us that He has already dealt with our sin. It is good to remember that God will haul the garbage of our sin away and He will never throw us on top of the garbage heap. Today, as your pastor, I am praying for you to have a pure heart. May the God of grace and mercy create in you a clean heart and renew a steadfast spirit within you.