TODAY’S MEDITATION – “Rend your heart and not your garments” (Joel 2:13)

Many believers know how to act when in deep sorrow, but they don’t know how to be sincere before the Lord. Our world has put so much emphasis on external look that it has become difficult for Christians to look into their own inside, because they are led by appearances. Yet, my brother, my sister, God is not interested in how you look. He created you the way you are, but He wants your inside to reflect on your external appearance, that’s why He wants you to prosper starting from your soul (3 John 1:2). You see, deep remorse can be shown when we think we are really repenting from our sin.You can even see that, in the Bible: people tended to tear their clothes, just like you can see people rolling themselves on the ground in tears in our churches today … All that is zero before the Lord, because He does not need our outward display of penitence if it does not go along with true inward repentance. Yes, this is what the Bible says: ” But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart’.” (1 Samuel 16:7). Therefore be sure that your attitude towards the Lord is correct, not just your outward actions. People may look at you as a prayerful person, are you sure the Lord is looking at you as such? People may look at you as a serious Christian, are you sure the Lord looks at you as such? My friend, it is not what you say that matters… My friend, “A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of” (Luke 6:45). If your actions are contrary to your words, so you know exactly where you stand right now. So, it is time to tear your heart, not your clothes ! Start putting things in order so that what you say reflects what you do and what you do reflects what you say … for this is an attitude we have learned from our Lord Jesus. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name. [facebook] [retweet]