“Search [Check] 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!”
– Psalm 139:23-24 ESV
The human heart, left unchecked, tends to rebel against the heart of God. At this point in his life, after the Bathsheba incident, David had learned the difficult lesson of living with a heart unchecked. David is now asking God to show him the areas in his thought-life that do not please God or could potentially get him into trouble again. ‘Know my thoughts’ is another way to say: ‘God, come be Lord of my thoughts. When I have done things my way, it hasn’t worked. Come, and help me live your ways and think your thoughts.’ Today, I encourage you to give the Lord free reign of your thoughts.