My mother used to scoff:
I know you better than you know yourself –
She didn’t mean it nicely.
And when she disagreed
With what I thought, or said, or did,
She called me fool –
That summed me up precisely.
But you alone, Lord,
Know my inner being,
The treasures hidden
In my heart and soul.
You show them to me
One by one
So I can be myself,
Not play a role.
And then I share them all with you
By choice –
Not fear, or threat,
Rejoicing in your perfect love,
And trusting in your name.
Whoever says, “You fool!” shall be in danger of hellfire (Matthew 5:22; NKJV).
Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely (Psalm 139:4; NIV).
He knows the secrets of every heart (Psalm 44:21; NLT).
I will give you treasures hidden in darkness (Isaiah 45:3; NLT).
You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free (John 8:32; NLT).
We will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ (Ephesians 4:15; NLT).
He loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT).
We trust in the name of the Lord our God (Psalm 20:7; NIV).