“Today, Ask God to Remove Every False Trust 今天就求神除去每一種錯誤的信靠“（Jeremiah 耶利米書 17:9-10）
The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? ‘I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.’
Many of us are good at arranging our lives and things so as to get on well enough without divine aid while at the same time ostensibly seeking it! We can prove our faith by our committal to it — and in no other way. Any belief that does not command the one who holds it is only a pseudo belief. It might shock some of us profoundly if we were brought suddenly face to face with our beliefs and forced to test them in the fires of practical living! What we need very badly these days is a company of Christians who are prepared to trust God as completely now as they must do at the last day. Today is the best time to invite God to remove every false trust, to disengage our hearts from all secret hiding places, and to bring us out into the open where we can discover for ourselves whether we actually trust Him. This is a harsh cure, but it is a sure one!
Prayer: Sovereign God, the advice ‘be true to your heart’ fails when the heart is deceitful above all things. ‘Follow your heart’ is poor advice when the heart is desperately wicked. Heart-fulfilment is not necessary the key to happiness and what we desire is often not what we need. You are the life-giver, the sustainer, the source of our refreshment and the One who cleanses us of all our sin. Help us to trust in you alone and become an evergreen tree planted by your living water bearing fruits all the time. Amen.