“He Knew What They Were Thinking”
We have our doubts. We have our questions. We have our hesitations.
We have our thoughts.
Sometimes the first thought that jumps into our heads is an accurate thought; sometimes it is an inaccurate one. Sometimes our first thought is a believing one; sometimes it is an unbelieving one. Sometimes it is a seeking one; sometimes it is an avoiding one.
We acknowledge, O Lord, that you know our every thought. Cause that knowledge to lead us not to live in fear but rather to live in trust that you can move us and are moving us to a place of greater faith and hope—if we will but let such movement be our goal.
May our thoughts—and your work on, in, and through our thoughts—always contribute to growth in our knowledge of you.
“But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, ‘It is only by Beelzebul, the ruler of the demons, that this fellow casts out demons.’ He knew what they were thinking.…” (Matthew 12:24-25a)