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

Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die

Judges 11:20-40

08/09/2022 Stephen Davey

Has it ever occurred to you that what you believe determines how you behave? What you believe about God affects everything about you. The decisions... read more

Unbelievable Grace

Judges 11:1-28

08/08/2022 Stephen Davey

The unbelievable grace of God does not care about heredity. It is not limited by the social, parental, and environmental factors that men consider... read more

Hooray for the Housewife

Judges 4:1 - 5:31

08/05/2022 Stephen Davey

Do you know why God has given us armor to fight with? Because He wants believers to fight! God wants to teach us how to wage spiritual warfare! There... read more

Winning the Second Generation

Judges 1:1 - 2:23

08/04/2022 Stephen Davey

The Old Testament book of Judges is a story of a nation gone mad with sin and rebellion. One generation would serve God, but then the ones that... read more

One Nation Under Greed

Exodus 20:17

08/03/2022 Stephen Davey

If God really is sovereign and He has promised to meet all our needs, then why do we covet? In this message Stephen reminds us that contentment will... read more

Cosmetics for the Tongue

Exodus 20:16

08/02/2022 Stephen Davey

Our tongue has more influence on people than our income, our figure, our face, our wardrobe, our car, and our home combined. Our tongues can mend a... read more

A Thief in the Light

Exodus 20:15

08/01/2022 Stephen Davey

Stealing is wrong. We know that because it's one of the Ten Commandments. But why is it wrong? What harm does it really do? Why does God hate it so... read more

Caging the Beast Within

Exodus 20:14

07/29/2022 Stephen Davey

We are constantly bombarded with images of sexual promiscuity in our modern culture and they come under the title, "sexual expression." But the Bible... read more

The Industry of Death

Exodus 20:13

07/28/2022 Stephen Davey

The church has sent mixed messages to the world about the issue of abortion. 'Choice' is the buzzword of the day. Stephen indicates that the One who... read more

A Parent's Bill of Rights

Exodus 20:12

07/27/2022 Stephen Davey

What does God mean when He tells us to honor our fathers and mothers? Is this just a rule for kids or is it for adults as well? In this message... read more

Sunday ... Holy Day or Holiday?

Exodus 20:8-11

07/26/2022 Stephen Davey

One of the most difficult laws to understand is the one about the Sabbath. God says to "Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy." But what does He... read more

Posting Guards ... Seasoning Words

Exodus 20:7

07/25/2022 Stephen Davey

What does it mean to take the Lord's Name in vain? Is it simply using His name as an expletive or is there a lot more to it? In this message Stephen... read more

No Props, Please!

Exodus 20

07/22/2022 Stephen Davey

God takes worship seriously. So if we find ourselves coming before Him frivolously and apathetically, we should take a look back at Exodus 20 and be... read more

The Ten Commandments and the 21st Century

Exodus 20:1-6

07/21/2022 Stephen Davey

What is the role of the 10 Commandments in the Church Age? Are we still supposed to abide by them? Haven't they become a little outdated due to... read more

The Sinai Summit

Exodus 19

07/20/2022 Stephen Davey

Moses experienced something that few other men in history have ever experienced: he saw God in person. What must that encounter have been like? In... read more

Meekness...Synonym for Moses

Selected Scriptures

07/19/2022 Stephen Davey

Meekness is not weakness. It is strength under control. And it also an attribute that God regards very highly. So let's join Stephen in this message... read more

Burnout

Exodus 18

07/18/2022 Stephen Davey

What do you do when you get burned out spiritually? It happens to all of us, doesn't it? Moses was one of the greatest leaders the world has seen but... read more

Grumbling at God

Exodus 15:22 - 17:7

07/15/2022 Stephen Davey

Moses is stuck in the wildnerness with thousands of grumbling people. Every time things go wrong he hears something like, "Hey Moses... you should... read more

On the Bank of the Deep Red Sea

Exodus 13-14

07/14/2022 Stephen Davey

Israel is trapped between Pharaoh's army and the Red Sea. They are terrified. Had God brought them out here just to kill them? They think they are on... read more

Life or Death...At Midnight

Exodus 11-12

07/13/2022 Stephen Davey

Foreshadowing is the literary term for something that happens in a story which points to something that will happen in the future. Exodus 11-12 is an... read more

The Battle Between the Gods

Exodus 7-10

07/12/2022 Stephen Davey

Exodus 7-10 provides the famous story of the showdown between Moses and the Egyptian magicians. At first, every miracle Moses performs is reproduced... read more

God's Best...When Things Couldn't Be Worse

Exodus 4:21-7:2

07/11/2022 Stephen Davey

Where would we be without trials? Trials bring us closer to the Savior. They make us rely on Him for strength and wisdom and security. If life was... read more

Availability...And a Game of Chess

Exodus 3:1 - 4:17

07/08/2022 Stephen Davey

How did God change Moses from a reluctant, selfish runaway into one of the greatest leaders the world has ever seen? Exodus 3:4-17 tells us. read more

Desert Lab 101

Exodus 2:15-22

07/07/2022 Stephen Davey

Maybe you find yourself in a spiritual desert of guilt and unhappiness, failure and weakness, with seemingly no relief in sight. Have you ever... read more

Forty Years Ahead of God

Exodus 2:11-15

07/06/2022 Stephen Davey

It's only natural for us to want what we want, when we want it. But part of submitting to God's authority in our lives means giving up control of our... read more

Faith...And a Wicker Basket

Exodus 2:1-10

07/05/2022 Stephen Davey

Moses was the most important figure in Jewish history. Not only did God use him to deliver the Jews from Egypt, but God used Moses as a mediator... read more

From Pasture to Brickyard

Exodus 1:1-22

07/04/2022 Stephen Davey

If someone we were to ask you what books of the Bible you have read recently, I bet Exodus wouldn't make the list. It's difficult to understand,... read more

A House of Cards

2 Kings 9-10

07/01/2022 Stephen Davey

The old saying goes, 'There are two things that are certain in life: death and taxes.' I would add the Judgment of God to that list as well. Most... read more

A Widow and a Would-be King

2 Kings 8

06/30/2022 Stephen Davey

When life deals us a painful blow, we're often tempted to strike back, aren't we? It goes against our nature to weather the storms of life silently.... read more

The Sound of Silence

2 Kings 6:24-7:20

06/29/2022 Stephen Davey

Suppose you discovered a fountain of youth and it had the power to make you youthful and beautiful forever! What would you do? Would you give the... read more

Of Axes and Angels

2 Kings 6:1-23

06/28/2022 Stephen Davey

Did your mom ever tell you that bad company corrupts good manners? It's true. the wrong kind of counsel can be devastating. Israel's history was so... read more

Catching Golden Apples

2 Kings 5:15-27

06/27/2022 Stephen Davey

Greed dominates our world today. From the advertisements of Madison Avenue to the profit-grabbing of Wall Street, the love of money is all around us.... read more

Out of the Mouths of Babes

2 Kings 5:1-14

06/24/2022 Stephen Davey

The diagnosis for sin is not good. It's terminal. But there is a cure. In this message, an Old Testament leper receives it once and for all. Will... read more

Seven Dips to Forgiveness

2 Kings 5:1-15

06/23/2022 Stephen Davey

God often called His prophets in the Old Testament to do impossible and sometimes even bizarre things in order to reveal His glory. 2 Kings 5:1-15 is... read more

Impossible!

2 Kings 4

06/22/2022 Stephen Davey

Many of us have had difficult days, weeks, months and even years, when the way forward seemed bleak and we weren't sure how to press on. But we can... read more

When Your Hands Are Tied

2 Kings 2:19-25; 4:1-2

06/21/2022 Stephen Davey

Though tough times are by their nature unpleasant, they are designed by God to develop trust. We see in the life of Elisha that those who are willing... read more

The King's Commandment, Part 2

James 2:8-13

06/20/2022 Stephen Davey

Jesus said that all the Law and the Prophets can be summed up in on law: love the Lord with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself. Are... read more

The King's Commandment, Part 1

James 2:8-13

06/17/2022 Stephen Davey

Jesus said that all the Law and the Prophets can be summed up in on law: love the Lord with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself. Are... read more

Don't Be a Snob, Part 2

James 2:1-7

06/16/2022 Stephen Davey

Next time you step through the doors of your local church, throw your prejudices and stereotypes and self-righteousness outside. When you leave,... read more

Don't Be a Snob, Part 1

James 2:1-7

06/15/2022 Stephen Davey

Next time you step through the doors of your local church, throw your prejudices and stereotypes and self-righteousness outside. When you leave,... read more

Farewell to Hope, Part 2

Revelation 20:14-15

06/14/2022 Stephen Davey

Revelation 20:14-15 might be the most tragic passage in all of Scripture--the Apostle John gives us a graphic look at that place called hell. This is... read more

Farewell to Hope, Part 1

Revelation 20:14-15

06/13/2022 Stephen Davey

Revelation 20:14-15 might be the most tragic passage in all of Scripture--the Apostle John gives us a graphic look at that place called hell. read more

Irrefutable Evidence, Part 2

Revelation 20:12-13

06/10/2022 Stephen Davey

In God's courtroom, He will preside as judge, jury, eyewitness, and prosecuting attorney--and there will be no deliberation. The verdict for every... read more

Irrefutable Evidence, Part 1

Revelation 20:12-13

06/09/2022 Stephen Davey

In God's courtroom, He will preside as judge, jury, eyewitness, and prosecuting attorney--and there will be no deliberation. The verdict for every... read more

Settle Out of Court, Part 2

Revelation 20:11-13

06/08/2022 Stephen Davey

Carpe diem! Live it up! Phrases like these sum up the prevailing philosophy of our age. But as society leads us to believe that we have finally moved... read more

Settle Out of Court, Part 1

Revelation 20:11-13

06/07/2022 Stephen Davey

Carpe diem! Live it up! Phrases like these sum up the prevailing philosophy of our age. But as society leads us to believe that we have finally moved... read more

And They Lived Happily Ever After!

Ruth 4:13-22

06/06/2022 Stephen Davey

The story of Ruth and Boaz ends like any good love story should: happily ever after. But there is so much more in this last chapter than two... read more

Sealed with a Sandal

Ruth 4:1-12

06/03/2022 Stephen Davey

The romance between Ruth and Boaz is hanging in the balance. Boaz is bursting at the seams with love for Ruth, but she might be just out of his... read more

The Longest Day

Ruth 3:18

06/02/2022 Stephen Davey

Waiting for love can be excruciating! Have you ever been there? You think you know what you want; you think you know what God's will is for your... read more

Seven Reasons to Say "I Do", Part 2

Ruth 3:11-17

06/01/2022 Stephen Davey

This is Part 2 of Stephen's sermon - Seven Reasons To Say I Do. Folded into the layers of romance between Ruth and Boaz is some extremely practical... 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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