Today’s passage is almost as short as yesterday’s, but what it lacks in length it makes up for in depth…no pun intended.
The purposes of a person’s heart are indeed “deep waters”. I have a hard enough time trying to figure out the purposes of my own heart let alone trying to discern the purposes within someone else’s heart.
As this passage correctly points out it takes real insight to be able to do this. The only one that I know with true, accurate, and complete insight is God — the God who sees us, but He does not often make house calls….except that one time in Galilee.
Jesus showed up and demonstrated to the disciples, the world, and us the Way to look straight into people’s souls. There a some people who have faithfully followed the way of Jesus and are pretty good at seeing into people’s hearts. I do not count myself among them.
The people who are good at “seeing into people” tend to be really good listeners — both to God and the people whose depths they are trying to plumb. God is still working on my “heart” hearing and I am doing my best to learn.
Prayer: God you have shown us the way to see into souls. Help us to listen to You and to others so that we may know each other and be known.