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. Hebrews 4:12
In the epic movie The Ten Commandments, whenever Pharaoh made a decree he sealed it: “So let it be written; so let it be done.” In short, the word of Pharaoh was alive in its nation-changing power. His word was spoken, recorded, and put into action.
God’s words are the same—only infinitely more so. His Word is eternal (John 1:1), made incarnate in Christ (John 1:14), and life-changing as the Holy Spirit applies it to the lives of human beings (Hebrews 4:12). God’s Word is living, powerful, and sharp enough to penetrate to the deepest part of man, revealing the thoughts and intents of the human heart. The very act of reading, studying, and meditating upon the Word of God gives the Spirit opportunity to illuminate the reader’s heart. The Word shows us who we are and who Christ is. Seeing the difference, the humble reader is willing to repent and be transformed into Christ’s image (Romans 8:29).
Read the Word today with the expectation of being changed.
How great and glorious a thing it is to have… the Word of God! Martin Luther
Jesus O Living Word of God
Jesus, O living Word of God,
Wash me and cleanse me with Your blood
So You can speak to me.
Just let me hear Your words of grace,
Just let me see Your radiant face,
Jesus, living Word,
My heart thirsts for Thee;
Of Thee I’d eat and drink,
Enjoy Thee thoroughly.
Jesus, most precious One to me,
I want to seek You constantly
So you can spread through me.
I would just call upon Your name,
Open to you; I have no shame
Loving You, Jesus Lord.
Jesus, precious One,
Be so real to me.
You are all I want;
I open wide to Thee.
Jesus, Oh living One in me,
Open my eyes that I might see
All that You are to me.
Just let me enter in Your heart,
Never from You would I depart,
Loving You constantly.
Jesus, living One,
Flood me thoroughly;
Take my willing heart
And overcome in me.
Lord I want You to have Your way,
Save me from being Satan’s prey,
I am believing You.
All I can give to You, my Lord,
Is my whole being, love outpoured;
Lord, I belong to You.
Jesus, faithful God,
Gain us through and through;
Use us thoroughly
To see Your purpose through.