Self-effort’s Trap~Part One

What happens when we wait for what we believe the Lord has told us? The maggots of our flesh feed on the hidden lies of self-effort.

1 Chronicles 28:9 says, “As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; for the Lord searches all hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts…”

1 Chronicles 29:17 says, “…I know also, my God, that You test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness…” Verse 18 was David’s prayer that affects us today. It says, “…keep this forever in the intent of the thoughts of the heart of Your people, and fix their heart toward You.” 

The Hebrew word for intent means form, framing, purpose, framework, and imagination. The Amplified says, “…keep forever such purposes and thoughts in the minds of Your people, and direct and establish their hearts towards You.”


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