Have you ever faced a decision that you needed to make and you found yourself undecided? Of course you have. As you begin to figure out a solution to your problem, you convey it by saying, ” I am leaning towards …”
When it comes to pleasing God, he wants our hearts to lean towards truth. The only way our hearts can do this is for truth to be present in our hearts. Consider Psalm 119:11, where the psalmist states that he hides truth in his heart and the believer is encouraged to meditate upon truth as stated in Psalm 1.
Without truth in your heart, it will become more difficult for your heart to lean towards it. It seems that when we sin, the effect of truth in our hearts is either erased or at least its effect is diminished.
It is like the old game, King of the Mountain where each person playing attempts to pull the one person down from on top of the mountain and once this is achieved, they take his place and the game continues.
Truth in the heart sits supreme, but our sin pulls it down and then has its time of power. Only by cleansing away sin can truth again influence the heart. That is why the psalmist asks the Lord purge and clean him (Psalm 51:7).
In order to live as God desires, get truth into your heart and when you fall, seek him to cleanse away your sin. This is a daily process and should never be neglected or ignored. With truth in your heart, your ability to lean toward and respond to truth will become more consistent and successful.