Yesterday, I spent the entire day with home inspectors. Fourteen inspections, three inspectors, and a box full of keys! That's too many for one day, but at least it's over. Home inspections are the most dreaded part of my job, but when they are rentals, it's even worse because I'm invading the tenant's privacy. There is no getting around it, especially when an insurance company or a buyer is involved. They want to know what could be wrong with the property so the homeowner can make corrections and the party to the transaction can make a sound financial decision.
It's for the same reason God searches the hearts and minds of those he loves, ensuring every iniquity is repented, cleaned up, and we make corrections to our behavior. Through Jesus, every sin is cleansed, but we must confess them and remove any unrighteous from our being that may have crept in and sullied our reputation as his follower.
Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting! Psalms 139:23-24