Scripture: Hebrews 4:12For 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 heart.
Thought for Today:Great surgeon’s focus on identifying the “root cause” of disease in the body. Surgery performed to save a person’s life requires the use of invasive tools that cut deep into flesh, tissue, bone and cells. Surgeons are trained to identify and remove disease from the body of their patient to enable the patient to heal. They accomplish this by using very sensitive diagnostic imaging equipment and precise surgical tools that can remove the most microscopic pieces of diseased tissue and cells.
As powerful as surgery is to remove disease and promote healing, The Word of God is even more powerful to change your life. Sin is the disease that produces spiritual sickness and death in us. Jesus Christ is the Living Word, who gave His life and shed His blood to cleanse us of our sins, so that we may live. When you read and study the Bible, God’s Holy Word, it gets inside of you and changes you from the inside out to enable you to live for Jesus Christ. Through His Holy Word, God reveals His plan of love, salvation and redemption for mankind directly to you. In Hebrews 4:12, the Hebrew writer provides a vivid description of the power of the Word of God. It is living (active, always at work in you), powerful (filled with God’s power), with sharpness/precision/accuracy to pierce your total being (the completeness of a person and the deepest parts of our nature). God’s Word diagnoses and shows the inward condition of our thoughts and intentions. It will produce a permanent change in your life. That’s the power of God’s Word!
The Word of God is life-saving and life-giving! You can’t live a victorious life without it.Read it, study it, meditate on it, and apply it! Hide (deposit) the Word in your heart. God wants to unleash the power of His Word in your life. Are you open to it?
It’s Time to Pray: Heavenly Father, Reveal to me the power of Your Word. Give me a love for Your Word so that I will read it daily. Holy Spirit, please teach me how to study and apply the Word of God in a way that produces growth and Christ-likeness in me. To be like the tree planted by the rivers of water and brings forth its fruit in due season. As we continue in this time of prayer and fasting let us put forth all our petitions to the Lord that He will bring us out of this situation we are in today. We thank you, Father. AMEN