X-Ray Vision and the Holy Spirit

Last night I saw a patient who fell off his bike. As soon as I checked him, he wanted to know if his arm was broken.

I hate to disappoint a patient, but I don't have X-ray vision to date. Now don't get me wrong; I'm a great doctor. For instance . . . if the arm is crooked, I have a pretty good hunch it's broken.

It's the subtle sin that's harder to detect.

But it's the bones that look straight that trick you. And sin acts the very same way.

Anyone can tell you have an anger problem if you beat your children. Anyone can tell you have a lust problem if your computer history reveals a bag full of porn. Even a kid can tell you have an envy problem if you're throwing darts at someone's picture on your wall.

It's the subtle sin that's harder to detect.

David said this in Psalms 139:23–24,

"Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!"

Did you know that if you're a follower of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit is your X-ray vision? He sees even "subtle" sin that's difficult to detect to the naked eye.

God sees even "subtle" sin that's difficult to detect to the naked eye.

You may ask your friend if your arm looks broken and get a response you like. But you may also miss something as serious as a hairline fracture.

Are you in need of an X-ray today? Ask God to show you the hidden things of your heart. And when He does reveal the truth, be sure to get the right treatment. After all, it's the barely-visible fractures that can be the most dangerous when they aren't cared for rightly.

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About the Author

Lina Abujamra

Lina Abujamra

Lina is a Pediatric Emergency Room Doctor in Chicago and the women’s ministry director at her church, Harvest Bible Chapel, Rolling Meadows Campus. She is the author of Thrive, and blogs at Living With Power where she provides biblical truths for everyday life.