Posted: November 26, 2013 in Hebrews

“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” – Hebrews 4:12


a:  the condition or an instance of being divided in opinion or interest

b:  the act, process, or an instance of separating or keeping apart

In the beginning was the Word.  And the Word was with God and the Word was God.  We read the Word.  Analyze it, study it, but can we as humans even grasp the true, unmitigated power of the Word of God?

The Word of God can seize a person and change their whole lives.  The Word is living; it is capable of cutting to the quick of a person’s soul and convicting, comforting and speaking truth into their very being.

This isn’t just rhetoric.  We find example again and again of the power contained in our bibles.  God promises that His word does not return void; it will accomplish His goals.

In His word, we find the sword that can slice between the world’s truth and God’s truth.  He penetrates deep into our joints and marrow to see the darkest parts of our souls.  He knows our thoughts before we do.  It can pull down our strongholds and break the enemy’s strongest grasp.

God’s word will penetrate us to the extent that the double-mindedness of our hearts is spilled out for us to examine and repair together.  It can separate us from our sinful nature and help us walk toward the Lord.

Always remember that the Word will come forth from Jesus on the last days like a sword.  It is the only weapon we need to wield in battle.

Father, help us to store your word in our hearts, to meditate on it and use it to show others the truth as well.


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