The human heart is vert tricky, deceptive and hard to see sometimes.
We can learn to examine our hearts to see if we are right before God.
This is important as the main thing that God looks at in a person is their heart. King David had a heart that was on fire for God and God was pleased with this.
The heart can be seen as our deep down motivations and the center of why we do things e.g. if we give food to the homeless then what is in our heart as we do it, is it:
1. Because we are trying to appease our own conscience as we had done something bad before this act of charity. People do it you know. The world might do this as they do not have the faith to seek forgiveness from Jesus.
2. Are we doing it loudly to be seen so that people will like us when God already loves us.
3. Are we doing it in faith and love because we genuinely care because of the love of Jesus in us.
Examine your heart.
Tricky I know put look up ‘The Jesus prayer” and when you have found it, repeat it over and over slowly and you might see that it is quite revealing.
By the way, a Christian once said: “If we as Christians are not in some way persecuted then what does this say about our spiritual condition?”
I am not having a go. If I did I would be a hypercrit as my heart still needs sanctification by Jesus.
See what your heart does after you have read the last sentence of this post…
Don’t worry, this is why Jesus helps us and if we can get our hearts right with His help then we will be blessed as God looks at our hearts.
Logic says that even if there was the slightest chance of a peaceful escatological view of the end, then we should pray that that would be e.g. God paused a world war for a football game. An end that is not peaceful could be avoided in theory e.g. Jesus kingdom slowly coming into being on earth instead. I am not perfect but what is our heart when we discuss end times. Should we not use prudent logic to avoid something very bad. The football game.