A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart.
Proverbs 21:2 NIV
Weighing the Heart
A report in the National Post back in 2015 told of a 400 pound heart of a blue whale that had been frozen in storage for over a year in a warehouse two hours east of Toronto. At that time the Royal Canadian Museum was beginning its work to preserve the heart long-term. When in action it pumped about 230 litres (about the volume of a bathtub) of blood with every single heartbeat. Blue whales are an endangered species – no more than 12,000 of them are thought to inhabit the Earth.
Everything we do comes out of what is in our heart. Not our physical one, of course, but our spiritual life. What is deep within us will always manifest itself in the decisions we make, what we spend our time doing, and how we treat others. We can work hard at looking good to others, and convincing ourselves that we are filled with purity and light, but when the pressure is on what is inside will come out. King Solomon noticed this and wrote, in Proverbs 21:2: “A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart.” Most people want to believe that they are good people. And there is good within the heart of most human beings – thankfully there are very few sociopaths. But there is also sin and rebellion in every heart – there has been since our first parents chose to disobey their Creator. Only He can look deeply into each heart and expose what is really there – that’s what it means that God weighs the heart. What does God see when He weighs your heart? When He exposes sin, repent and invite Him to cleanse and purify.
These have been words from the heart.