The Word of God
Hebrews 4:12 states, "For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper
than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and
of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the
Some different things came to our mind after reading the above verse. Some of
us thought, "I've heard that verse many times. Powerful verse, but it's not
going to do anything for me today. It must be for someone else." Others may
have thought, "Amen. Great verse! That is definitely the truth!" Even others
may have thought, "Not interested, will you just end this devotional thought so
I can get back to what I'm doing?" A few might have stopped to meditate on this
verse and thought, "Wow! I look forward to experiencing this verse next time I
get into the Word."
Whatever the case, I pray that we would all improve our attitude each and every
time we are approaching God's holy Word. All of us are probably guilty of
having the wrong attitude at times when we read, hear, or study God's Word.
This one verse says that God's Word is:
1. LIVING- quick; alive
2. POWERFUL- active; operative; effectual
3. SHARPER - it cuts
4. PIERCING- to reach through; to penetrate.
Whether we are listening to Christian radio, listening to Pastor Bob's
teachings, reading the weekly devotional from the Children's ministry, reading
the Bible on our own, or reading this devotional even now, God's Word is
EVERYTHING this verse says it is. Don't miss the opportunity for His Word to be
everything it says it is at ANY MOMENT you read or hear it. God's Word is
ALWAYS for you, just like it is ALWAYS for each of us. Let us remember to
always have a humble heart so that His Word will penetrate our hearts each and
every day. Amen.