Monday, June 23, 2014

Hebrews 4:12

Hebrews 4:12 – For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

           Some would try to say the Bible is just a book. That it’s full of stories and maybe some good teaching, but nothing more. I agree that the Bible has great stories and good teaching, but it is so much more than that. 
The Bible has power; power to the point we can say, “I am not ashamed of the gospel for it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.” Then here in Hebrews we see that “the Word of God is living and active.”
           God’s Word is life to those who are dying; it will take a person from death to life, bringing salvation to everyone who believes in it. Then it goes on. After salvation, God’s Word continues as an active part of each of our lives. It cuts into us, penetrating to the heart to bring change. As we read it and believe what it says we see it making us new.
           The Word will change you, because it brings conviction to your heart and will show you what needs to be cut out of your life. And that is not all. As you get more of the Word inside of you it becomes your tool to help those around you and your weapon to fight off the temptation that comes before you.
           Don’t take the Bible for granted. It is not “just a book.” Within it there is power to change lives and make us right before God, because it holds the Truth of what Christ Jesus did for us. All you need to do is believe.

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