“For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12, NASB)
This one Scripture has been stuck in my thoughts for days now. More like two weeks. It’s been turned to and read over and over each day. The verse began to take on meaning:
- God’s Word is meant to have effect on our lives. It does a work on our souls (personalities), our spirits (the immortal part of us), and the joints and marrow (the deepest inner parts of us). This means Scripture goes deeper and deeper into every part of our thoughts, emotions, and experiences.
- God’s Word judges our thoughts and intentions. God is the only One who can judge fairly, and rightly, and justly, and with grace. We can trust ourselves to Him, and also need to leave the judging of others to Him.
“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17, NASB)
God’s desire is to equip us to do a good work and in order to do so, we need to be in His Word on a daily basis. His Word will bring three things to us as we read and apply His Word to our lives.
Won’t you join me at Woman to Woman Ministries HERE as we look more closely at the three things God’s Word brings to our lives.