God Places a High Premium on Passion

As the temperature drops outside, and what was once “morning dew” becomes a seamless carpet of frost, I’m glad to dwell in a heated home. Doubtlessly, nearly every person is now utilizing their heater to offset the crippling winter cold. In such a simple heating system, I draw your attention to the thermostat. This simple device has one function, to set the temperature of the house. We have all used one at some point and realize its vital function. The user defines the acceptable minimum temperature, and the device allows an electric current to turn on the heat until the desired level is reached. I wonder in a world that has grown cold towards God, what our spiritual thermostat is set at? I wonder what we allow our minimum baseline level of spiritual heat to be? We would all agree that keeping a home at 40°F (4.4°C) is below an acceptable level for anyone to dwell therein. Might heaven be asking us to turn our spiritual thermostats to a higher level? Might there be a temperature that God is more comfortable and capable to move in? What is our thermostat currently set for and what should it be set for?

The Love of a Father

In my daily bible reading/devotional, I just came across an interesting scripture:

2Sam 18:32-33 And the king said unto Cushi, Is the young man Absalom safe? And Cushi answered, The enemies of my lord the king, and all that rise against thee to do thee hurt, be as that young man is. (33) And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept: and as he went, thus he said, O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!