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. -Hebrews 4:12
The writer of Hebrews speaks here of the power of God’s word. It cuts and it divides. It provides insight to our attitudes and our motivations. When God’s speaks He reveals. He gives insight and corrects our motivation. When you apply Biblical teaching to your life it seems as if everything moves. Things become alive, things change, people’s lives are changed. Take away the core root of all Bible, it falls flat. God’s word provides us with an unbelievable knowledge, it deepens our understanding of Him, it grows us in ways that we need growth, and provides us with guidance that we need.
I always knew that you needed God desperately, but this verse gives me renewed vision on how much I need God. I need to gain more of His knowledge so I know when I am in His will. I need to dig deeper into the Word so I can get to know Him better. I need the His wisdom like no other so I can guide my life, my ministry, my future in the right direction. Today I am reminded that I am nothing without God. I am nothing without his Word. His Word is power. I want to rest in that power.
Lord give me the guidance I need to rest in your Word. Teach me, give me strength, but most of all Lord, help me to obey.