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The Judgement of God

Old Testament

A Sermon on Jeremiah 17:10

“I the LORD search the heart
and test the mind,
to give every man according to his ways,
according to the fruit of his deeds.” (ESV)

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Sin darkens the mind, deceives the mind, and leads to all kinds of horrors that are found in this life. It causes distance and estrangement from God. People forget that God is holy, but all of creation proclaims God and His majesty. The heavens declare the glory of God! In this sermon on Jeremiah 17:10, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones describes in wonder that man does not constantly live in light of the fact that God sits in the heavens and does whatever He pleases. Meanwhile mankind cannot even understand his own heart, but God discerns the hearts of man! This God who knows your heart and your secret sins, as well as your secret generosity and quiet prayers, will judge every man. Jesus said that man would have to give account for every idle word that he speaks. This is a sobering reality, namely, that every man will have to stand before a just God and account for not only his actions, but also his idle words. Dr. Lloyd-Jones also elaborates on repentance and says that not all weeping is a sign of repentance. At times a man, who has no intention on giving up his sin, will weep because of the consequences of a wicked lifestyle.

Additional Scripture Translations

Jeremiah 17:10, New American Standard Bible

10I, the Lord, search the heart,

I test the mind,

To give to each person according to his ways,

According to the results of his deeds.

Jeremiah 17:10, King James Version

10I 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.

About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.