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Day 5 – The Bible…Alive and Active

Friday, August 30th, 2013

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 of him to whom we must give account.

Reflection

In U.S. law, there is a phase that occurs before a case goes to trial.  This pre-trial phase is called discovery.  Through this process, each party can obtain evidence from the opposing party, in the hopes that all the facts are put on the table before a trial begins, so that the judge will give a fair decision.  In the same way, as the passage states, God’s word reveals our thoughts and the attitudes of our hearts because the word is alive and active.  Essentially, it lays bare the entirety of our lives, but this is not to shame or condemn us, rather, the word of God works deep to reveal every facet of our lives so that He can truly change all of who we are into the image of Christ, the living Word.  In this way, we continually experience God’s rest/salvation in every part of our lives and every relationship in our lives.

Responding to the Word

Let’s thank God for His Word for it is alive and active in our lives and that through His word, we continually experience His rest/salvation.  Also, let’s thank God that through His word, it is transforming every facet of who we are into the image of Christ.  Let’s pray that God’s Word would penetrate even deeper within our being, for when it does, it draws forth greater praise from our lips and more importantly, our lives.

Day 4 – The Bible…God-breathed

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Day 3 – The Bible…and the Spirit

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Day 2 - The Bible…And the Living Word

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Day 1 – The Bible…God’s Word

Monday, August 26th, 2013