For the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]. It is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating as far as the division of the soul and spirit [the completeness of a person], and of both joints and marrow [the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and judging the very thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Heb 4:12 AMP)
This verse of the Bible from the Amplified Version is quite clear on the penetrating, discerning power of the Word of God. How often do we think about the truth that the Scriptures are imbued with God’s power?
Because they are, it is vital that we make use of the Scriptures as a tool, a medicine, a comfort, a basis for praising God, and as our weapon.
The Scriptures were fashioned by God to:
- Accomplish their task (Josh 21:45; 23:14; Isa 46:10,11),
- Stand forever (Isa 40:8; 46:10-11; Mt 24:35; Mk 13:31; Lk 21:33; 1 Pet 1:23-25), and
- Never lie (Num 23:19; 1 Sam 15:29).
There are many mysteries connected with Christianity, but one thing that we can be sure of is that God honors and upholds His own Word. Do a little studying into the various Scripture references cited above. You’ll be impressed.
The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations. (Ps 33:11)
We do well to highly value the Scriptures.