A Simple Truth That Makes a Profound Difference

Please think about the following verses and the common theme that they sound.

…Walk before Me, and be blameless.
– Genesis 17:1

…God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.
–  1 Samuel 16:7

Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.
–  Matthew 6:1

…You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.
–  Luke 1:15

…God will judge the secrets of men through Christ Jesus.
–  Romans 2:14-16

And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.
–  Hebrews 4:13

I trust you recognize the common theme of these half-dozen verses.  Let us be sure we are living by this theme.

The difficulty most people have with the Bible is not the hard-to-understand parts, but rather the easy-to-understand parts like these.

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