Bible for the Day #10

Hebrews 4:12  (NIV)  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.

This verse tells us how powerful the word of God is.

Knives and single bladed swords can be traced back to the 12 century B.C. Actually, I’m sure they go back farther, but the ones I am speaking of helped forge history was traced to this time period.  Imagine being in battle and plunging a single-edged sword into the enemy.  You would have to push him to the ground and stand on him to get the sword out.  A single blade had to be sharp but it needed to be sharper.

Imagine the double-edged sword.  When you plunge it into your enemy it will come right out because it has a double edge.  Easy in, easy out.  I know that may seem gross, but I’m trying to paint a picture.  This verse tells us that God’s word is sharper than any double-edged sword.  Think of what this means when it comes to sin in your life.  When we read God’s word, we should follow it, right?  Then God’s word can cut the sin right out of us.

  • What does it mean when it says “the word of God is alive and active”?
  • What is the difference between the soul and the spirit?
  • It seems like the two could be one and the same, but the Bible is so sharp, it can separate the two.
  • God’s word judges the attitudes and thoughts of the heart.  Explain this.

We as humans are corrupt, but it is God’s love and Grace that saves us.

Dear God, I am so grateful to have your word so that I can change my ways.  Thank you for sending Jesus to Earth to be an example.  I’m so thankful that you loved me enough to save me.  Please give me the humility to know I can not be a Christian on my own, that I need others in my life to show me how your word can help me be better.  Thank you, God, for your blessings, in Jesus name I pray


This prayer is meant as a guide, use your own words to tell God what you think and feel.



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