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When you look at Judas and Peter, you can see a similarity between them in comparison to Saul and David. Judas did not publicly do anything wrong, yet, Jesus said one day, “Have I not chosen the twelve of you and one of you is a devil?” Jesus said, “One of you will betray me”, and they each said, “Am I the one? Am I the one?” Nobody could guess. John was the one that leaned on the breast of Jesus. Peter tapped him and said, “Ask him to tell you who?” Because he wanted to be sure he was not going to be the one.

There are some people that when you talk of their physical actions, you can never capture them. But talk of their heart; they are closer to the devil than God. Saul lost his throne but David found a way to repent. When Samuel told Saul, “this is what you have done”, Samuel said “still honor me before the people. But when the Nathan was sent to David he said, “There was a man, who had just one little lamb, and the Lamb has become like a member of the family and he has a house beside a very wealthy man that has plenty of animals and all that. This wealthy man had a visitor, and instead of killing an animal from his own farm, he sent to pick the animal of the poor man and killed it”. David said, “That man is a son of death, he must die!” And the prophet said, “You’re the man”. 

Now see the heart of David. If God pin you down like that, what will you do? When God pinned Saul down, Saul said, “honor me before the people, how I appear before the people is more important to me than how I appear before God.” That is the sin of the heart. Both were on the same throne, serving the same God, but with different hearts. 

God is not looking at whether you dress poorly or richly, because there are some people that they glorify poverty but their heart is full of iniquity. There are some people that are so wealthy and their heart is so humble before God. And when you look at the people that God works with, it’s because of something in the heart.

PRAYER: Lord, I receive a heart that trembles at your word, a heart that detests breaking your commandments and statutes all the days of my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Bible in a year: Jeremiah 37:1-38:28, 1 Timothy 6:1-21, Psalm 89:38-52, Proverbs 25:28