Who Can Know the Human Heart?
The prophet Jeremiah wrote, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?” (Jer. 17:9). David said in Psalm 19:12, “Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults.” In other words, we never get to the bottom of our sinfulness. If our forgiveness depended on the fullness of the knowledge of our sins, we would all perish. No one knows the extent of his sinfulness. It is deeper than anyone can fathom.
I’m reposting this because it’s a concept that I’ve been struggling with a lot lately. Like a typical human being, I figure if I’m going to be completely rid of the sin I have to completely understand it’s roots in my heart. Completely understand the causes, the why. This quotation frees me and points me toward the one true solution - focusing only on Jesus. Hope it frees you too.