Thought For today - November 20 - Sharper Than A Two Edged Sword!
Thought For Today – November 20
Sharper Than A Two Edged Sword!
“For the Word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two edged, sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit and the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12
Perhaps this is why some of us avoid the preaching of the Word, and neglect to read the bible, and deprive ourselves of the blessing and fellowship of God our father. When we read the bible, or hear the word preached, it tares us apart and reveals to us all the hidden secrets of a darkened soul. It shows us how black the heart of mankind is without being cleansed by the blood of Christ. It shows us how we measure up to God when compared to his dear son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
But oh! what blessings we receive when we allow the Word of God to accomplish its' purpose in us, when we allow the Holy Spirit to take the word of God and go down into the basement of our lives, as it were, and search out all the trash and garbage that is there in the depths of our soul, and bring it to our attention and give us the grace to confess and repent of all the evil that is within us and make room for the filling of the Holy Spirit.
Every creature is naked before God. Even if we neglect to listen to God speaking to us through his word, yet - “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. Seeing then that we have a great high priest that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4: 13-16.