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. 13 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.

I often think about the words attributed to Spurgeon: ‘You need no more defend the Bible than you do a lion. Just let it out of its cage!

Apparently Martin Luther said, ”The Bible is alive, it speaks to me; it has feet, it runs after me; it has hands, it lays hold of me.”

Our text reads like this in ‘The Message:

 God means what he says. What he says goes. His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open to listen and obey. Nothing and no one can resist God’s Word. We can’t get away from it—no matter what.

It is by believing and obeying this Word that we fully enter into our inheritance in Christ.

PRAYER: Lord help me to never neglect your Word