Do you go to the doctor for your annual check-up or is your check-up done on a six-month basis? What is the doctor looking for in your case? Does the doctor check your blood pressure, check to see if you are a diabetic? Or is the doctor checking for other major things that could make a big difference in your life? We would all like to see the results be excellent, but if there are problems it is better to discover them early so help can be used instead of finding them when it is way too late.
How about our spiritual life? Do we need to have a check-up? In Psalm 139:23-24, we find the following, “Search me, O God, and know my heart. Test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Here David is asking God to do a check-up on him and we need to always do the same. Just as we don’t want to find out about some danger to our health when it is too late, we also want to know the problems within our spiritual life before it is way too late!
Let’s look to God everyday and ask Him to search us and to know our heart. Where is our heart today? Have we looked to the Lord for direction and guidance in the many areas of our lives? Or do we not need help? God will guide us in a way that is amazing.
And the scripture says, “test me.” Are we wanting to be tested by God? If we have anxious thoughts we need to take them to the Lord and seek His direction in every day, in every way. And, David said, “see if there is any offensive way in me.” Do we look for offensive ways in our heart and in our lives? We need to always turn to our gracious Lord and ask Him to show us any offensive way and to ask for forgiveness and seek to turn to the Lord in all ways.
And the scripture ends with the following words, “lead me in the way everlasting.” We want to always seek His face and ask for His guidance in every way and the way with our gracious and loving Lord is everlasting! What a beautiful promise ... let’s live for God everyday and seek the face of our Savior and Lord in every action of our lives.
While we want to receive a wonderful check-up result from our doctor, we also want to receive a great check-up from our Lord and Savior, who is our Great Physician. Let’s seek His face every day and live in a way that brings glory to Him.