The Deceitful Heart

Today’s Bible reading* paints a bleak picture of the human condition: we all have a deceitful heart. In fact, our heart is desperately sick. I mentioned a few days ago that Jeremiah had more to say about the heart. The heart is more deceitful than anything else, and incurable—who can understand it? I, the LORD,…

A Stubborn and Rebellious Heart

In today’s Bible reading* God recounts His charge against His people. Yes, they had disobeyed, but their actions weren’t God’s main concern. Mainly He was concerned about their stubborn and rebellious heart. “But these people have stubborn and rebellious hearts. They have turned aside and have gone away. They have not said to themselves, ‘Let’s…

Arrested by God’s Word

In today’s Bible reading* we read about Josiah, who became King at eight years old. He was arrested by God’s Word when it was discovered in the temple. He and the high priest Hilkiah realized that the kings and their people had violated God’s commands given through Moses. The high priest Hilkiah told the court…