|The Heart can be blind.|
These words given through Jeremiah were written for our benefit today. Some of the circumstances that existed in the day of Jeremiah appears to be at work within the world right now. People are losing their morality, their conscious, their dignity, and do not seem to care. They are overthrowing people who are trying to live decently out the window. Anything is alright, and anything goes, but Jeremiah tells us that even the heart is deceitful. We all need wisdom for our soul.
Jeremiah 17: 5-11 (KJV)
"Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.
For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.
Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.
For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
A partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatchet them not; so he that getteth riches,
and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool."
The Lord knows our heart and he knows our intentions, but it is up to us to turn our path from the path of unrighteousness to live so that we will be rewarded our seat in heaven.
We must watch ourselves to be sure we are maintaining our good and profitable works. "God is always good."