The Wise Person Understands Ultimate Accountability Before God

The Wise Person Understands Ultimate Accountability Before God
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“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.” (Hebrews 4:12-13 NIV)

When you first read this portion of Scripture, you sit back and go, “That’s a little scary, you know. Think about it. Everything I’ve ever done? Every thought I’ve had? Oh, man, I don’t want all that to get out! I don’t want everybody to know every thought I’ve ever had!”

But when you think about it a little more, you begin to reflect on Who God is and how much He loves us. He cares for us so much! We should say, “Wow, thank you, Lord. You’ve given us Your Word so it could penetrate our hearts’ cores.”

When we allow it, the Word helps us clear out all our baggage, that is, the mistakes we’ve made. It helps us confess the wrongdoings we’ve allowed in our lives. It will enable us to correct our attitudes and actions.