Day 17, January 26


The Power of the Word!

 Scripture:  Hebrews 4:12  For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

 Thought for Today:  Great surgeons focus on identifying the “root cause” of disease in the body.  Surgery performed to save a person’s life requires the use of invasive tools that cut deep into flesh, tissue, bone and cells. Surgeons are trained to identify and remove disease from the body of their patient to enable the patient to heal.  They accomplish this by using very sensitive diagnostic imaging equipment and precise surgical tools that can remove the most microscopic pieces of diseased tissue and cells.

 As powerful as surgery is to remove disease and promote healing, The Word of God is even more powerful to diagnose sin in your life. Sin is the disease that produces spiritual sickness and death in us. Jesus Christ is the Living Word, who gave His life and shed His blood to cleanse us of our sins, so that we may live. When you read and meditate on God’s Holy Word, it gets inside of you and changes you from the inside out to enable you to live for Jesus Christ. Through His Holy Word, God reveals His plan of love, salvation, and redemption for mankind directly to you. In Hebrews 4:12, the Hebrew writer provides a vivid description of the power of the Word of God. It is living (active, always at work in you), powerful (filled with God’s power), with sharpness, precision, and accuracy to pierce your total being (Amplified Bible: the completeness of a person and the deepest parts of our nature). God’s Word diagnoses and shows the inward condition of our thoughts and intentions. When you deposit His Holy Word, it  will produce permanent righteous change in your life. That’s the power of God’s Word!

The Word of God is life-saving and life-giving! You cannot live a victorious life without it. Read it, study it, meditate on it, apply it! Hide (deposit) the Word in your heart. God wants to unleash the power of His Word in your life. Are you open to it?

It’s Time to Pray: Heavenly Father, Reveal to me the power of Your Word. Enable Your Word to diagnose ‘root cause’ sin in my life so that I may confess and repent of my sin and enable the blood of Jesus to cleanse me. Give me a love for Your Word so that I will read and meditate on it daily. Holy Spirit, please teach me how to study and apply the Word of God in a way that produces growth and Christlikeness in me…in Jesus name Amen!


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