A Quest for Holiness

Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

In this Psalm of David we find that we cannot hide from God. We cannot go anyplace where He is not. We are wonderfully made and cannot understand ourselves. We should stand against sin and seek sanctification as David did.

If you are a Christian, you have an innate desire for holiness because of the indwelling of the Spirit. David’s desire for holiness led him to make six requests of the Lord.
Search me: Lord, look me over thoroughly.
Know my heart: Lord, you know my heart.
Try me: Lord, put me to the test.
Know my thoughts: Lord, you know my mind.
See if there be any wicked way in me: Lord, you will see it.
Lead me in the way of everlasting: Lord, bring me to you.
If we, those of us in the church today, had the same desire for holiness that David did, we too would be making these requests of the Lord. We would have a driving desire for God to put us under His spotlight of holiness, because we would desire Him more than our daily bread.

What a glorious thing it would be if the church of today with one heart and one mind longed for a relationship with our Lord as David did; with a desire for God to search us and show us our hearts, put us to the spiritual test and for us to realize that God knows our thoughts and the wickedness that is in us and for us to long for a relationship with Him.

The biblical fact is that we can have this kind of relationship with our Lord. If you noticed, these were all requests of David. He asked God for these things in his life because he desired Him more than his daily bread.
– Bro. Forde