For the word of God is alive 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 (NIV)
If you’re reading this reflection, it means that you’re alive and that your life has purpose. God has planned every day, step, thought and action of your life and if we are to be in step with Him, we will see Him fulfil His purpose through us.
In reading our text, Paul not only emphasises that the Word of God is alive and never passive, but that it’s always at work and active in every area of our lives. The Word penetrates the parts of our being that are both seen and unseen, known and unknown to us. It helps us distinguish between selfless and/or selfish acts, and becomes the voice of truth, life and reason to help direct our lives, and enables us to become people of power, praise, and purpose for His glory.
Therefore, be encouraged that every time we open God’s Word, it gives life and meaning to our existence and reason for being. It helps us to forget the former things, propelling us forward into the new life He intended for us to live.
Lord, help us to allow your Word to speak and cut through every part of our lives. Direct our path so that our thoughts, words, and actions glorify who you are and help point others to you. May we experience the Godly life you intended for us to have according to your will. Amen.
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THIS DEVOTIONAL IS WRITTEN BY Neels Janse van Rensburg, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER BIBLE SOCIETY NZ
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