Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, “Why are you thinking these things?” Mark 2:8, NIV
The U.S. Army is testing a new type of night-vision goggles that give soldiers the ability to see in absolute darkness, even the ability to see through walls using cutting edge camera technology. But with all our technology, we still don’t have the ability to see into the human soul and read the inner workings of the heart and mind.
The Lord can do that, and He does. In Mark 2, Jesus knew exactly what His critics were thinking. And Hebrews 4:13 adds, “There is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.”
When we seek to hide our real selves or our sins from God, we don’t have a full understanding of who He is. We’re denying His omnipresence and omniscience. Let’s ask God to search us, to know our thoughts, and to sanctify us completely—in spirit, soul, and body (1 Thessalonians 5:23).
Think about whatever is right; do not dwell on the wrong….Think about whatever is pure, not the sleazy. Think about the lovely, not the disgusting. D. A. Carson