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,…

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…