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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Did Not Our Heart Burn Within Us?

Luke 24:32 - And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?

Last evening Bro. Hudson preached out of Luke 24 and the two disciples on the road to Emmaus when Jesus joins them.  He touched on this verse and I have been thinking about it since then.

If something is burning then one might logically conclude that it is on fire.  You will notice that their heart burned when Jesus opened to them the scriptures.  This may very well be an expected consequence for the prophet Jeremiah recorded for us, Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; . . . .  If his word is like a fire then should we not expect it to ignite a flame in the hearts of those to whom it is opened and cause their, cause our, hearts to burn.

If our hearts are cold it may do us well to consider our relationship with the word of God.  Our spiritual vigor and passion is dependent upon having our hearts warmed by the scripture.  When our hearts burn our lives will shine!

May we know everyday what it is to have our hearts burn because we have kneeled before an open Bible.
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