Last week I was reading the daily devotional posted on the Solid Joys app, from Desiring God ministries. The focus was on a somewhat obscure OT passage. Continue reading . . .
Last week I was reading the daily devotional posted on the Solid Joys app, from Desiring God ministries. The focus was on a somewhat obscure OT passage. It reads as follows:
“Saul also went to his home at Gibeah, and with him went men of valor whose hearts God had touched” (1 Samuel 10:26).
Men “whose hearts God had touched”! Now, if that doesn’t grab your attention, nothing will. The God who has Genesis 1 on his resume “touched” their hearts. What might that mean, not just for them but for us today? In the devotional that follows, here is what John Piper had to say.
“Just think of what is being said in this verse. God touched them. Not a wife. Not a child. Not a parent. Not a counselor. But God.
The One with infinite power in the universe. The One with infinite authority and infinite wisdom and infinite love and infinite goodness and infinite purity and infinite justice. That One touched their heart.
How does the circumference of Jupiter touch the edge of a molecule? Let alone penetrate to its nucleus?
The touch of God is awesome because it is a touch. It is a real connection. That it involves the heart is awesome. That it involves God is awesome. And that it involves an actual touch is awesome.
The valiant men were not just spoken to. They were not just swayed by a divine influence. They were not just seen and known. God, with infinite condescension, touched their heart. God was that close. And they were not consumed.
I love that touch. I want it more and more. For myself and for all of you. I pray that God would touch me anew for his glory. I pray that he would touch us all