July 22: Burning Hearts

July 22: Burning Hearts

Written on 07/22/2019
Fred A. Hartley, III

Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us ... while he opened to us the Scriptures?
Luke 24:32

You don’t want to just read the words of the Bible. You want to encounter the God of the Bible. God wants to set your Bible reading on fire so that as you read, your heart will burn within you as you encounter Christ in the Scriptures.

When Jesus taught the Bible, He taught, “in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.” The response of His disciples was that their hearts burned within them. It was like spontaneous spiritual combustion.

Today ask God to lead you to an encounter with Him in your Bible reading so that your heart burns.

Father God, lead me to an encounter with Christ as I read the Scriptures today.

This daily Christ-encountering, fire-starter is not intended to replace your daily Bible reading and prayer time, but rather to motivate you to spend extended time in His presence.

© Fred A. Hartley, III  
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Unless otherwise indicated, the English Standard Bible (ESV) is used.