No More Hungry Hearts

Greg Boyd - ReKnew | 6/14/2018 | Staff
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When Jesus came, he confronted the lie that we can fill our hungry hearts through doing things to acquire life on our own. The fact that God himself became a human and died for our sin reveals that we do not have the ability to satiate our hunger. If we had the ability, it wouldn’t have been necessary for God to go to this radical extreme. Jesus reveals that, despite our sin, God remained desperately in love with us and as a result opened up the way for us to enter into the eternal relationship that will actually fill us.

In Jesus, we discover the unsurpassable and unconditional worth, significance, and security our hungry hearts were created to enjoy. And thus we are empowered to break our miserable addiction to idols (see previous post).

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For most, this occurs like the growth of a mustard plant, which starts from the smallest seed. Jesus taught:

Just as God’s kingdom begins as a mustard seed and slowly grows to take over the whole earth, so the kingdom begins as a mustard seed in our own life and gradually grows to take over our entire existence. We become citizens of the kingdom...
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