Many of us have known people who try their best with wrong action to bother you until you tell them how wrong it is to continue with what their doing, which they then are called out on and say they were only kidding and we know they weren’t as it was their intent to get away with it. God oftentimes thinks of the intents of people as we see when he told Samuel that he looks on the heart and not a persons appearance for the heart tells alot about them. “But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart”.(1 Samuel 16:7).
God is always concerned with the intents of a person’s heart, as the heart is the center of all emotion and when we speak it truly shows the heart of us. Because what’s in a persons heart is spoken out when they speak. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh”.(Luke 6:45).
We would all fare better if we keep in remembrance that satan has intents as well. He did not hesitate to tempt Jesus after he fasted forty days and he will try his best to sabotage our good intentions as well. Remember he is as a roaring lion going through the earth seeking whom he may devour!
Some think God is so sovereign he would never destroy earth for it’s wickedness and perversion’s, but these people are no different when God told Noah to build an ark and the people thought how crazy is this to see a man building a huge boat and there no rain in sight. I’m sure Sodom and Gomorrah had the same thought that God loves them so much he would never destroy anything. God always gives a warning before certain demise of any kind, but many times it falls on deaf and unbelieving ears! He in the end times (Latter Days) will once again give his warning and the intent of his heart will come to pass! “Behold, the whirlwind of the Lord goeth forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind: it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked. The fierce anger of the Lord shall not return, until he have done it, and until he have performed the intents of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it”.(Jeremiah 30:23-24).