10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the mind,2 to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings [works].
23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches will know that I am he who searches the minds and the hearts; and I will give to each of you according to your works.6 [Notice again! Jesus is referencing their works, which are works of loving obedience to the commands you hear spoken from God in your heart.]
12 For the word of God is quick [living], and powerful [active], and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner and judge of the thoughts and intents of the heart.4 [Paul is describing the power that works in a man to bring him to the rest; which power is the Word of God, Jesus, the power of God. In the beginning was the word, and the word was god. John 1:1. And he was clothed with a garment dipped in blood; and his name is called The Word of God...And he has on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. Rev 19:13,16. I am he who searches the minds and the hearts. Jer 17:10, Rev 2:23. And he had in his right hand seven stars; and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword; and his countenance was as the sun shines in his strength. Rev 1:16. Jesus, the word of God is alive and lasts forever. 1 Peter 1:23]
35 (Yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed." [The sword is the words from the Spirit of Christ that He speaks to a man, which words reveal that man's evil ways and thoughts. From the Word of the Lord within: "The Lord is gentle and kind to those whom He corrects, and even more than usual to those in suffering circumstances."]
|1 Chronicles 28:9 |
9 And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts and understands all the intents of the thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found of you; but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever.