Even Before A Word…

Two guys were riding a subway and they were bored.  So they began to play a game.  In a low voice where they could just hear each other they started looking at all the passengers on the subway.  They guessed, based on appearances, what each did for a living.  It was fun and entertaining and relieved the boredom of their ride.



At a stop, one of the women on the train arose and walked toward the door and said to them, You’re wrong about me. I do not work for the government.  Stunned they didn’t know what to think.  How did she know?  They were talking low and there is no way she could have heard them.  Then, before exiting she said, I teach children who are deaf how to read lips!



The story reminded me of Psalms 139 as David says of the Lord, Even before a word is on my lips, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether.  The difference is that with the Lord it is not a matter of training to read one’s lips.  It is that the Lord can read hearts!   In John 2 we read that Jesus knew what was in man.  And, he demonstrated that many times throughout his ministry.  Jesus would tell men what was in their heart… what they were thinking… what they were feeling.  It was like everyone was naked before the eyes of whom we must answer to (Heb 4:13).



Is it good or is it bad that God knows us?  Well, if our heart is good – it is a good thing!  If our heart is bad – it is a bad thing.  It is like Jesus says, For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.  The good man out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings for evil.



Our challenge is to make the heart good!