“Hole” and “Whole”

April 20, 2020

Word of the day: 7 I was forty years old when Moses, the servant of the Lord, sent me from Kadesh Barnea to explore the land. And I brought him back a report according to my convictions, 8 but my fellow Israelites who went up with me made the hearts of the people melt in fear. I, however, followed the Lord my God wholeheartedly. Joshua 14:7-8 NIV

A hole is a hollow place in a solid body or surface. The whole is in an unbroken or undamaged state; in one piece. Take a moment and think of the difference between hole and whole. Holeheartly is not living to God’s standards. Your soul has a hole that needs fixing. Thinking of yourself and making sure your motives are intact.

Meanwhile, wholeheartedly you are living in God’s standards. You are unselfish, willing to go out the way for others to help. The hole ruins you and your ability to love others. The whole makes you complete. You may not have a lot to give to others; you may feel useless. The important thing is to follow God, and you will be useful to others and love wholeheartedly, instead of holeheartly.

Father, thank you for today. I pray for these two words as it makes a difference. Holeheartly may not be a word in the dictionary, but it can describe a selfish person. Wholeheartedly shows unselfishness. I pray today that people that choose between the two words choose wisely. Thank you for our fellowship. In Jesus’ name. Amen!

Author: Darren Watts

My name is Darren. I started sharing devotions in June 2019. As one of the ministry leaders at my church. One reason why I started devotions is because of the lack of inspiration and motivation in our lives. It is hard to be encouraged with a lot of negativity going around. I invite you to be encouraged by the word of God. Our struggles can be personal, at the workplace, and the lack of community in our lives. When we go through hard times, we need the word of God. Please read them and be encouraged. I also started a podcast talking about racism and discrimination. Please take a moment to check that out as well. Afternoon Coffee Break with Darren Watts.