Today’s Project Psalm: 4/27/16

Of Hearts and Minds

Psalm 7:10  God the Vindicator:  Here we find David calling out to God against his enemies.  Cush, the Benjaminite has accused David  of some misdeed.  David is so sure of his innocence he calls out to God for judgement on himself and his accuser.

Let the malice of the wicked end.
Uphold the just one,
O just God,
who tries hearts and minds.

Who tries hearts and minds, sound familiar?  How about this:  “But I say to you, everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Matthew 5:28  What about this one, ” You shall not kill, and whoever kills you be liable to judgement.  But I say to you, whoever is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment,” Matthew 5:21-22

A sin is a sin.  Holding evil intentions in your heart is just as bad as acting upon them.  Do not believe that your page in the book of judgement will only have your actions.  We are held to account for all things, mind and body.  God is the judge of us all and there is no fooling him.  There is no hiding from him.  During Catholic Mass before the Gospel is read we make the sign of the cross on our foreheads, lips, and hearts.  Did you know in doing this, we are asking God to be in our minds, upon our lips, and in our hearts? We are asking for his word to permeate our entire being.

Sweet Jesus, may not only our actions be in accordance with your will; but our mind and hearts as well.

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