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Wisdom for the Heart is a daily, 30-minute broadcast from the Bible Teaching ministry of Stephen Davey. 

Mrs. Job--Lessons from Secondhand Suffering

Job 2:9-10

02/01/2023 Stephen Davey

Job lost his family, his estate, his friends, his health, and his reputation in a matter of hours. But he isn’t the only person who suffered in... read more

A Monument of Praise in the Valley of Despair

Job 2:1-10

01/31/2023 Stephen Davey

In a matter of thirty-nine seconds, Job lost his money, his possessions, his livestock, and even his children. He is sorrowing over his loss . . .... read more

Acts of God

Selected Scriptures

01/30/2023 Stephen Davey

In the quest for answers to life's difficult questions, we discover that the search for strength and security eventually leads us to the foot of the... read more

No Silver Lining in Sight

Job 1:13-22

01/27/2023 Stephen Davey

When there are no answers on earth; when it all seems so unfair; when life deals one cruel blow after another; when there are clouds but no silver... read more

Exhibit A

Job 1:6-12

01/26/2023 Stephen Davey

Is it possible to worship God even when He takes everything away us? Is it possible to love Him even when He seems to have abandoned us? Job's life... read more

The Wise Man of Uz

Job 1:1-5

01/25/2023 Stephen Davey

If there is a single question that has rattled Christians' minds throughout the ages it is this: "Why do God's children suffer?" Everyone asks it at... read more

Depositing Your Life in the Bank of Heaven

1 Peter 4:19

01/24/2023 Stephen Davey

There’s great joy when something is made just for you—a tailor-made suit, a build-your-own sundae, or a custom home. The designed outcome is... read more

Cleaning House

1 Peter 4:17-18

01/23/2023 Stephen Davey

As we prepare for the end of this age and Jesus’ return, it’s all about attitude. Instead of seeking control amid growing chaos, we must choose... read more

Wearing the Brand Name Well

1 Peter 4:14-16

01/20/2023 Stephen Davey

Jesus was mocked and scorned His whole life. And His followers have been persecuted ever since. As His return draws nearer, the hatred for Christians... read more

The Firestorms Are Coming!

1 Peter 4:12-13

01/19/2023 Stephen Davey

In his letter, Peter tells us to not only expect trials in life, but to celebrate them! Thankfully, he also describes for us how this is possible for... read more

A Thousand Unseen Gifts

1 Peter 4:11

01/18/2023 Stephen Davey

Behind every great event are countless individuals that have worked, often without accolades, to make it happen. The Church is no different, filled... read more

Giving Away Your Gifts

1 Peter 4:10

01/17/2023 Stephen Davey

God has given every believer special gifts. But they’re not ours—they belong to Him. And as each day brings us closer to the return of Christ,... read more

Five Practices for End-Times Preppers

1 Peter 4:7b-9

01/16/2023 Stephen Davey

We are living in the last days. And, as believers, we are called to prepare as the end draws near. But the Biblical instruction for readiness... read more

Prepping for the End of the World

1 Peter 4:7a

01/13/2023 Stephen Davey

To believers, “the end is near” means something very different than to the rest of humanity. While the world fears inevitable catastrophe,... read more

God is Agape, Part 2

1 John 4:7-21

01/12/2023 Stephen Davey

Love isn’t just something God does; it’s something He is. And in this message, Stephen explains why that is eternally significant for us as... read more

God is Agape, Part 1

1 John 4:7-21

01/11/2023 Stephen Davey

Love isn’t just something God does; it’s something He is. And in this message, Stephen explains why that is eternally significant for us as... read more

Putting Teachers to the Test, Part 2

1 John 4:1-6

01/10/2023 Stephen Davey

Who are the teachers and who are the students in the body of Christ? In this message, Stephen turns our commonly-held notion on its head as he... read more

Putting Teachers to the Test, Part 1

1 John 4:1-6

01/09/2023 Stephen Davey

Who are the teachers and who are the students in the body of Christ? In this message, Stephen turns our commonly-held notion on its head as he... read more

Dealing with Doubt, Part 2

1 John 3:19-23

01/06/2023 Stephen Davey

The difference between a weak believer and a strong believer isn’t that one doubts and the other doesn’t; it’s that the strong believer is... read more

Dealing with Doubt, Part 1

1 John 3:19-23

01/05/2023 Stephen Davey

The difference between a weak believer and a strong believer isn’t that one doubts and the other doesn’t; it’s that the strong believer is... read more

Refusing to Raise Cain, Part 2

01/04/2023

When we remember the story of Cain and Abel merely as the first murder-account in history, we miss the real, Divinely-inspired weight of the account.... read more

Refusing to Raise Cain, Part 1

1 John 3:11-18

01/03/2023 Stephen Davey

When we remember the story of Cain and Abel merely as the first murder-account in history, we miss the real, Divinely-inspired weight of the account.... read more

A Family Resemblance, Part 2

1 John 3:4-10

01/02/2023 Stephen Davey

The Church is made up of people from different races, classes, social traditions, and political convictions, and that means that God’s family is a... read more

A Family Resemblance, Part 1

1 John 3:4-10

12/30/2022 Stephen Davey

The Church is made up of people from different races, classes, social traditions, and political convictions, and that means that God’s family is a... read more

Beyond Imagination, Part 2

1 John 3:2-3

12/29/2022 Stephen Davey

Hope can be a consuming thing, can’t it? Just ask the mother who is waiting for her son to come home from war or the father who is kneeling at the... read more

Beyond Imagination, Part 1

1 John 3:2-3

12/28/2022 Stephen Davey

Hope can be a consuming thing, can’t it? Just ask the mother who is waiting for her son to come home from war or the father who is kneeling at the... read more

Identity Gift, Part 2

1 John 2:28-3:1

12/27/2022 Stephen Davey

When the Apostle John reminds us what it means to be a part of God’s family, he can’t contain his excitement. You can feel his passion pour out... read more

Identity Gift, Part 1

1 John 2:28-3:1

12/26/2022 Stephen Davey

When the Apostle John reminds us what it means to be a part of God’s family, he can’t contain his excitement. You can feel his passion pour out... read more

Happily Forever After

Selected

12/23/2022 Stephen Davey

Everyone loves a good fairy tale, especially the ones with happy endings. As believers, we are part of a real-life tale, with a great Rescue, a real... read more

Marvelous Grace

Matthew 1

12/22/2022 Stephen Davey

Most people are aware of the account of David and Bathsheba—it’s an infamous story of adultery, conspiracy, and murder. But there’s more to the... read more

Gems From the Genealogy

Matthew 1

12/21/2022 Stephen Davey

Despite the “coexist” bumper stickers and other unity-of-world-religion assertions in our culture today, the fact is that Christianity is... read more

Surprising Ancestry

Matthew 1

12/20/2022 Stephen Davey

Most of us glance over the genealogy of Jesus in the first chapter of Matthew—the list of names seems tedious and even irrelevant at first glance.... read more

The Lamb Keepers

Luke 2:8-20

12/19/2022 Stephen Davey

We typically think that the first people to learn of the birth of a new king, apart from his family, would be people of importance--noblemen,... read more

Mary Had a Little Lamb

Luke 2:6-7

12/16/2022 Stephen Davey

When God finally broke His 400 years of silence, He didn't speak through a messenger or a prophet or a priest as in times past. He spoke directly. So... read more

The Inside Story

Luke 2:1-5

12/15/2022 Stephen Davey

Mary and Joseph’s role in the drama of Christmas teaches us a great deal about faith and obedience. So join Stephen as we learn from their... read more

The Song of Mary

Luke 1:26-56

12/14/2022 Stephen Davey

Mary was just a teenage Jewish girl when the angel delivered to her the astounding message that God’s Son was inside her. How could she handle such... read more

The Song of Zacharias

Luke 1:5-25; 57-79

12/13/2022 Stephen Davey

Zacharias was given an unbelievable promise by God. He was told that before he died he would see the long-awaited Messiah. So join Stephen in this... read more

The Song of Isaiah

Isaiah 9:6

12/12/2022 Stephen Davey

Jesus Christ is the subject of more than 300 Old Testament prophecies. His birth and life were foretold by numerous prophets over a period of 1,500... read more

A Foretaste of Freedom

Matthew 27

12/09/2022 Stephen Davey

So far in his series "Christmas Choices," Stephen has taken us from the throne of heaven to a stable on the outskirts of Bethlehem to show us... read more

The Surrender of Bliss

Matthew 1:18-25

12/08/2022 Stephen Davey

When it comes time for Christmas, we too often forget about Joseph. His choice to wed Mary despite the scandalous allegations leveled against her is... read more

The Father's Gift

Selected

12/07/2022 Stephen Davey

Behind the carols, productions, sermons, and decorations that fill our churches and brighten our homes every Christmas season, there is a divine... read more

From Babylon to Bethlehem, Part 2

Daniel 6

12/06/2022 Stephen Davey

In this message, Stephen shows us the source of Daniel’s effectiveness in the midst of a land that defied His God and his people. read more

From Babylon to Bethlehem, Part 1

Daniel 6

12/05/2022 Stephen Davey

In this message, Stephen shows us the source of Daniel’s effectiveness in the midst of a land that defied His God and his people. read more

Bonus Episode: The Tear Collector

12/03/2022

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The End of the World, Part 2

Daniel 2 & 7

12/02/2022 Stephen Davey

The story of history was written long before Adam ever took his first breath, and God constantly reminds us of that truth throughout Scripture. In... read more

The End of the World, Part 1

Daniel 2 & 7

12/01/2022 Stephen Davey

The story of history was written long before Adam ever took his first breath, and God constantly reminds us of that truth throughout Scripture. In... read more

Babylon's Last Meal, Part 2

Daniel 5

11/30/2022 Stephen Davey

God’s severe judgment of mankind is never an easy thought for us to stomach, but part of that is because we overlook His mercy in the midst of it.... read more

Babylon's Last Meal, Part 1

Daniel 5

11/29/2022 Stephen Davey

God’s severe judgment of mankind is never an easy thought for us to stomach, but part of that is because we overlook His mercy in the midst of it.... read more

Heaven Rules, Part 2

Daniel 4

11/28/2022 Stephen Davey

God has many ways of humbling people, but the way He humbles an arrogant, narcissistic King named Nebuchadnezzar is perhaps the most unforgettable... read more

Heaven Rules, Part 1

Daniel 4

11/25/2022 Stephen Davey

God has many ways of humbling people, but the way He humbles an arrogant, narcissistic King named Nebuchadnezzar is perhaps the most unforgettable... read more

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About Wisdom for the Heart

Wisdom for the Heart is a daily radio broadcast / podcast based on the preaching ministry of Stephen Davey. Stephen pastors The Shepherd's Church in Cary, North Carolina. The broadcast is heard each weekday across the United States. Our messages are also being translated into seven additional languages for distribution around the world. 

We have edited these messages to fit a radio time slot. The complete, unedited version of all Stephen's teaching is available by clicking the "Full Length Sermons" link at the top of this page. 

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