“Jesus knew immediately what they were thinking, so he asked them, “Why do you question this in your hearts?” Mark 2:9 (NLT)
The inward witness can come to you as a firm knowing or assurance that something will happen or about to happen.
Our opening scripture shows us that Jesus knew what they were thinking by the inward witness. As a Christian I want you to know that you have the same working of the Spirit in you too.
Therefore I encourage you to begin to follow that knowing in your dealings with people. Do not just commit yourself to people without first getting this assurance from within.
This is why the Bible says in John 2:24, “But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,”
I have met all kinds of men in my experience in ministry. Therefore if you are a minister of the gospel reading this devotional today, I want you to know that there are people who will come to tell you how they will go all the way with you, yet suddenly, they are gone. So when people come and make all kinds of commitments to you, do not just commit yourself to them blindly, listen to your inward witness.
Stop making conclusions of people just from their outward appearance, instead trust God to guide you concerning all men because He knows the hearts of all men.
Ask God to give you wisdom to relate appropriately with everyone within your sphere.
For further study, read:
1 Samuel 16:7, Matthew 9:4, 2 Corinthians 5:16.
Doing the Word.
Don’t commit to anyone without divine guidance.