By, Toni Smothers
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 55:8-13
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Scripture Quote: 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. (Hebrews 4:12 NIV)
God's Word is alive, powerful, illumined and discerning of everything that touches our lives. We are continually nourished and guided by the wisdom we find within it. Scripture can lead us to healing, truth and freedom. As the Divine Holy Spirit influences our hearts and minds, He sees and knows what we need to understand as we read. Certain lines of scripture can suddenly come alive before us and affect us as never before. Though we may have encountered those very words any number of times, they can suddenly speak to us anew. God is the ruler of His children's hearts and His Word can turn us where He pleases.
God knows our passions, appetites and our most secret struggles with sin - That's why it is said that the Word of God is sharper than a two-edged sword that can only penetrate the body. God's Word will always accomplish what He intends as it pierces into our souls and spirits. Scripture will never become too old or be forgotten because it will always mold God's people, correcting our thoughts with His admonitions and penetrating our hearts with His truth and promises. The Word of God will stand forever.
Today’s meditation: There is incredible power in God’s Word.
Memory Verse: I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. (Acts 20:32 NIV)