July 11, Reading 3 – 1 Corinthians 4


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Verses 1,9-17 explain the importance of the Apostles for you today! It is God who alone can expose the motives of men’s hearts. (Verse 4) Notice that he says motives. This is why you can see one motive in someone’s actions and they another! God sees our several motives.


* Dear God, thank You for giving us today. May we hear Your word to us.

“Therefore do not pronounce judgement before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart.”

It is God who knows our hearts. It is ONLY God who can see the truth of our hearts.

We cannot hide anything from Him.

We must be very careful when thinking (and making decisions) about the hearts of others. We do not have God’s eyes, we cannot see as He sees.

And. We are to rest in the truth that when Jesus returns all that is hidden will be brought into the light.

As Jesus says in Luke ch 8 (speaking of the secrets of the kingdom of God being hidden like a lamp being covered),

“For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light.”

* Father God,

Thank You that You are light. May we never hide Your light, but let it shine forth.

Thank You that You know our hearts.

Thank You that through Jesus our hearts are remade, stone to flesh.

Thank You that even though You know the wickedness of our dead hearts, still You saved us!

Hallelujah, what a Saviour!