Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also heard all these things, and they derided Him. And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.” (Luke 16:14-15)
A cardiologist is a doctor who specializes in the study or treatment of heart diseases and heart abnormalities. A cardiologist’s work is life-saving as they can detect problems that may arise in the heart and treat disorders that afflict the heart. An echocardiogram, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are tools medical professionals can use to see the condition of the heart. With all the technologies that allow doctors to understand the heart, they fight a losing battle because all men die and the heart stops beating. Life ends and the heart returns to dust.
There is a spiritual heart spoken of by Jesus that will never die. This heart is the eternal spirit of a man that can never be found on any medical tests or examinations. The fruit of the spiritual heart is evident and it is something defined by the eyes of the Lord. When God created humanity, He did not give them the ability to peer into the eternal spirits of another. He could have but chose to reserve that view to Himself. The amazing power of God by His omniscience, omnipresence, and omnipotence; is the Lord God knows the heart of every man at any given moment simultaneously. Everything a young man may be doing, saying, or thinking in Lawrence, Kansas, is known by God who hears every word of a young man in the Ural Mountains of Siberia.
God knows everything that is done on the earth: north, south, east, and west. Nothing escapes His knowledge. He sees all that men do, good or bad. It matters not whether it is day or night, cold or hot, and high or low; God knows everything. This is almost more than a person can comprehend. To magnify the knowledge of the Lord God, He also has knowledge of everything since Adam and Eve spoke their first words. Jesus chided the religious leaders of His day to remind them their hypocrisy was well-known by a God who knows the hearts of all man. A man can lie to another and never be found out. The moment a lie is told, God knows. It is impossible to commit a crime and never suffer the consequences because God knows. Secret affairs may never be discovered but they are open to the eyes of the Lord.
The wise man declares the Lord is watching everywhere and there is no place on earth man can God that God is not already there. There is nothing done in the affairs of men that God is now aware of. David wrote in his psalm of the perfect knowledge of God, declaring there is no place man can escape the all-seeing-eye of the Creator. If a man goes to heaven, God is there and when a man goes down to the grave, God is there. When a man is in the womb of his mother, God sees and knows. It is too wonderful to consider the depth of God’s knowledge.
God knows the heart. It should give eternal pause to realize that all things pertaining to life are open and naked before the Lord. There are no secrets with the Lord. Hiding from God is hiding in plain sight with a spotlight focused on the soul. God judges the hearts of men. The eternal spirit of man belongs to God and he examines it and hears it and knows all things of the heart, good or bad. Jesus said the Father knows the hairs on the head and when a sparrow falls. If God is so great and merciful, does He not know of the trials of His children? The joy of God’s knowledge is He knows me, understands my needs and desires to help me in my failings. There are seven billion souls on the earth and while God knows every one of those souls – He knows me. God knows. Thank you Father.