"God, who knows the heart,
showed that He accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them,
just as He did to us" (Acts 15:8). "For the LORD searches every
heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts" (1
Chronicles 28:9). "For the word of God is living and active.
Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing
soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and
attitudes of the heart" (Hebrews 4:12).