11 February 2015

God's Word: Powerful and Precious

"For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart." (Hebrews 4:12 AMP)

The Word of God truly does shine light on, or reveal, the innermost parts of humanity, helping us to perceive and understand aright what we should do, how we should respond to things, how we should change. It's the most powerful agent for the transformation into the image and likeness of God that all true believers seek. (Romans 12:1-2)

Father, thank You for giving to, and preserving Your Word for, us. I thank You that I live in a day where the Word is not only available to all, but it is available with so much context and clarity. Studying Your words has revolutionized my life, never ceases to fill me with light & truth, and has been the most powerful agent in my life for revealing Your Love, Character and Will. Thank You, my wonderful, loving, perfect, just & merciful God. It's so GOOD to finally know You. In Jesus' name Amen!

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I welcome questions and concerns--they are most often what spur us closer to the truth. I only ask that we all give everyone the most generous benefit of the doubt, assigning the best motives possible. A soft answer truly does turn away wrath, and an atmosphere of Jesus's love is the best for learning, no matter which side of a discussion you're on.

Thanks so much, and God bless you!