Tag: sharper than a two-edged sword
Scripture reading for December 13th: Hebrews 3-4
“For the word of God is living 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.” (Hebrews 4:12-13)
Jesus Christ is God’s living Word! Jesus is alive and active today, having risen from the dead and now seated at God’s right hand to intercede as our High Priest. God has always used His Word to accomplish His purposes. In Isaiah, the Word was likened to rain that came to water the earth, making it bud and sprout. (Isaiah 55:10-12) God sent His Word, Jesus Christ, to earth to accomplish restoration for fallen man and to bring him back into God’s family again. He came to bring peace between sinful man and Holy God and remove the curse of sin.
As the living Word, Jesus is active today in the hearts of men and women around the earth. The Word preached by His church is likened to a sword that is sharp on both edges. It can cut going in and cut going out. The Word can penetrate where no metal sword is sharp enough to enter–the soul and spirit! It can divide the thoughts and intents of the heart, revealing truth to the inner man by revelation. This “Sword” sees us as if by x-ray. We are naked and bare before Him and He knows just where to cut to bring healing and deliverance.
Since Jesus Christ has gone through the heavens, we must hold firmly to the faith we possess that came from hearing the Word. (Romans 10:17) Jesus is a faithful priest who can sympathize with our weaknesses. He can help us when we are tempted and we can come boldly before His throne now without fear. (Hebrews 4:15-16) One day we must give an account before Jesus at the judgment seat of Christ, where we will receive reward for our deeds done in our bodies. (2nd Corinthians 5:10) This will be a time of reward, not of condemnation, for those who know the Lord. The living Word intercedes for us, guides us, and guards us, taking us safely to our eternal home! What a comfort and joy Jesus is!