Daily Scripture Series – September 27th

“For the word of God is alive and active.” (Hebrews 4:12)

The Bible is unlike any other book, for it’s alive. We don’t just read the Bible. The Bible reads us. “Sharper than any double edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit…; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).

Scripture presents the most powerful force on the planet, a force that transforms and leads us toward spiritual maturity. Let’s open it and read it out loud, asking God to ignite our hearts. He promises that the words He’s spoken “will not return to Him empty, but will accomplish what He desires and achieve the purpose for which He sent it” (Isaiah 55:11). Our lives will never be the same.

Daily Questions

  1. How has Scripture changed your life?
  2. What expectations do you have when you read it?

Daily Thoughts

Heavenly Father, thank You for giving us the Bible. Please make it alive in our lives.

Hebrews 4:12-13

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. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes o him to whom we must give account.

Bonus Information

The book of Hebrews begins by saying: “In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son” (Hebrews 1:1-2). Moses, who enters the picture in chapter 3, was one of those messengers who called people to faith and trust in God-to enter into His rest. Hebrews 3:7-4:7 emphasizes the “today-ness” of the Scriptures. The writer’s word choices in Hebrews 4:12 highlight the potency of the ?Word of God: it’s “alive and active”; it’s “sharper than any double edged sword”; “it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” The invitation to believe God’s dynamic Word remains: “Therefore, since we have a great high priest…, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.”

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