Don’t get upset when people say bad things about you. You are much worse then they know. (Charles Spurgeon, the “Prince of Preachers”)
Wow, we don’t want to hear things like that, do we? Do others really know what is in our hearts and minds? We too often hear in the news about mild-mannered, polite neighbors who turn about to be predators or terrorists. We must examine our own hearts to be sure our motives and actions are not self-centered and inclined toward evil.
The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? (Jeremiah 17:9 )