God Is Greater Than Our Heart, and Knoweth All Things

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1 John 3:20: "For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things."
  1. Psalm 44:21: “Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.”
  2. Jeremiah 17:10: “I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.”
  3. Psalm 103:13-14: “Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.”
  4. Hebrews 4:15: “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.”
  5. Psalm 139:1-4: “O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.”
  6. Romans 8:1: “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”
These verses emphasize God's deep understanding and intimate knowledge of every individual. They convey the idea that while humans might grapple with feelings of guilt or unworthiness, God's perspective is broader and more compassionate. 

He knows our innermost thoughts, feelings, and intentions, and His judgment is based on complete knowledge and understanding. The overarching theme is the assurance of God's mercy and understanding, especially in moments of self-doubt or inner turmoil.

Personalizing The Above As Christian Affirmations

I am reassured because God is greater than my heart.

1 John 3:20:

  • I am reassured because God is greater than my heart.
  • God knows everything about me and still loves me.

Psalm 44:21:

  • God will uncover the truth, for He knows the secrets of my heart.
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Jeremiah 17:10:

  • I trust that the LORD examines and guides my heart.
  • The LORD rewards me according to my actions and their outcomes.

Psalm 103:13-14:

  • The LORD has compassion on me, knowing my nature.
  • I am comforted that the LORD remembers that I am made from dust.

Hebrews 4:15:

  • I have a high priest in Jesus who understands my weaknesses.
  • Jesus has faced every test that I have, yet He did so without sin.

Psalm 139:1-4:

  • The LORD has searched me thoroughly and knows me deeply.
  • God is familiar with all my ways and even my unspoken words.

Romans 8:1:

  • In Christ Jesus, I am free from condemnation.
  • I choose to live according to the Spirit, not the flesh.


Shall Not God Search This Out? for He Knoweth the Secrets of the Heart

Psalm 44:21: "Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart."
Psalm 44:21: "Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart."

Shall not God search this out?“: This line suggests that God will investigate or find out the truth about something.

for he knoweth the secrets of the heart“: This means God is aware of all hidden things, including thoughts, feelings, and intentions, that people keep inside their hearts.


I the Lord Search the Heart, I Try the Reins

Jeremiah 17:10: "I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings."
Jeremiah 17:10: "I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings."

I the LORD search the heart: This line shows that God looks deeply into a person’s heart, which means understanding their true feelings and thoughts.

I try the reins: “Reins” in this context means a person’s mind or conscience. It’s saying that God tests a person’s control over their emotions and decisions.

even to give every man according to his ways: This part explains that God rewards or punishes people based on how they act.

and according to the fruit of his doings: “Fruit” here stands for the results or outcomes of a person’s actions. So, this phrase tells us that God’s judgment is based on what a person’s actions produce, good or bad.


For He Knoweth Our Frame; He Remembereth That We Are Dust

Psalm 103:13-14: "Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust."

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Psalm 103:13-14: "Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust."

“Like as a father pitieth his children”: This phrase shows God’s deep compassion for people. It compares God’s care to the tender love a parent has for their children.

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“so the LORD pitieth them that fear him”: Here, ‘fear’ means respect or reverence. God shows mercy to those who honor Him.

“For he knoweth our frame”: God understands us completely. The word ‘frame’ refers to our human condition.

“he remembereth that we are dust”: This line is a humble reminder of our mortal nature. It means God is mindful of our human limitations and origins.


For We Have Not an High Priest Which Cannot Be Touched with the Feeling of Our Infirmities

Hebrews 4:15: "For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin."

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Hebrews 4:15: "For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin."

“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities”: This part tells us that our high priest is not distant or unfeeling. Instead, He understands our weaknesses and feelings because He has gone through the same tests and struggles.

“but was in all points tempted like as we are”: This phrase means that He faced all kinds of temptations, just like we do. He knows what it’s like to be tempted to do wrong.

“yet without sin”: Even though He was tempted in every way, He never sinned. He stayed pure and did not do anything wrong.


O LORD, Thou Hast Searched Me, and Known Me. Thou Knowest My Downsitting and Mine Uprising, Thou Understandest My Thought Afar Off

Psalm 139:1-4: "O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether."

“O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.”: God knows us completely, just like someone who searches and finds what they’re looking for.

“Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising”: God knows when we sit down to rest and when we stand up to start doing things.

“Thou understandest my thought afar off.”: Even our thoughts that seem distant or hidden are known to God.

“Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.”: God knows every part of our life journey, from when we’re active to when we’re resting.

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“For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.”: Before we even speak, God knows what we’re going to say.


There Is Therefore Now No Condemnation to Them Which Are in Christ Jesus

Romans 8:1: "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."
Romans 8:1: "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."

“no condemnation”: This means that those who are in Christ Jesus are not judged guilty. They are free from the punishment that sin brings.

“in Christ Jesus”: To be in Christ Jesus means to be united with Him, often through faith and commitment. It’s like being part of a team or family.

“who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit”: This part talks about a way of life. Walking after the flesh means living according to one’s own desires. Walking after the Spirit means living by God’s guidance, which is believed to lead to life and peace.

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