Fiery Heart

Wisdom Hunter Devotional 1/22/2017

“But if I say, ‘I will not mention Him or speak any more in His name,’ His word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.”

—Jeremiah 20:9
The word of God flows through the human heart like fiery-hot lava out of an erupting volcano. Nothing can hold back the effects of God’s word. It penetrates the hardest of hearts and disturbs its apathy. It ignites a tender and teachable heart with confidence and gratitude. The heart cannot contain the Word of God any more than a mother can hold back her joy after the birth of her baby. There is an engagement with endurance and excitement that happens when Scripture seeps into your soul, as it cuts into your very being (Hebrews 4:12). You cannot remain unchanged by the living Word of God, for it arrests your thinking. Scripture engages you with eternity; its eternal truths demand a response.


Not Peace, But a Sword


Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth.  I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.  For I have come to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law—a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.  Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.  Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.  Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it. -Matthew 10:34-39


Celebrating Weakness

Wisdom Hunter 1/12/2017
You save the humble but bring low those whose eyes are haughty. -Psalm 18:27
One of the hardest parts of Christian living is acknowledging our inadequacies.  We are taught from our earliest days to be self-sufficient and self-fulfilled creatures.  We view independence and autonomy as chief virtues, for we perceive that they offer us the freedom to do what we want and be who we want to be.  Yet, since our aim is Christ-likeness, our identity and purpose in the world is never private or isolated.