“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 of him to whom we must give account.”
As we live our day-to-day lives we are surrounded by active and living things. From the people around us, co-workers, friends, and family, to the green grass springing up from the dirt, to the birds in the trees, all of these things are alive. Yet, at times we tend to forget that God’s Word, the Bible, is alive and active.
When we read the Word, listen to it on audiotape, participate in Bible study, we are actively engaging with God’s Word. As we engage with God’s Word, whether it be reading or listening, God himself is speaking to our hearts and minds. His Word reveals to us that nothing in our hearts or minds is hidden from the Almighty God who knows everything. His Word even judges our attitude! His Word goes on to convict us of our sin and shortcomings and can help us repent and develop a desire to form a closer relationship with God. As you reread the verse again, focus on how the Word of God is a reflection of the all-knowing Creator who knows everything about your heart, soul, and mind.
God’s Word is alive. As you engage with Scripture through reading, listening, preaching or prayer, remember that the words on the pages are not merely ink on paper, but the living truth of God.
Please help me to engage with your Word in such a way to know that your Word is a living instruction manual for life. Your words are as true as the day they were written, and just as significant. Help me to meditate on your Word and to come to you daily.
In Jesus’ Name,