Meditation Reading — Hebrews 4:1-13
The word of God is alive and active… It penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow. Hebrews 4:12
The words of the Bible are unlike any other words. They are God’s Word to us, and God’s Word is alive—much more than simply ink on a page. God’s Word is living because it has been God- breathed. (2 Timothy 3:16). Our verse for today states that the Word of God is not only alive; it is also active. God’s words have energy and power. They have the capacity to change and transform. Our Father’s Words are also penetrating. They get under our skin and address the deepest issues of our heart. For most of this month, I have been stressing to this household of faith that as we face different life problems, obstacles and circumstances that we cannot react in emotions and out of flesh, but we must put the Word on it. The inerrant, infallible Words of our Divine Father are alive. They’re powerful! They have the ability to give us rest and soothe our soul. To give and restore life. They have the ability to cut through our defenses and speak to us at the center of who we are. They have the ability to get under the skin, to judge the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. There is nothing or no one impervious to the Word of God. No one or nothing can get away from the power of it. And all of creation will have to give an account to His Words. In fact, Jesus Himself is God’s Word, in human flesh and He said, “The words I have spoken to you— they are full of the Spirit and life” (John 6:63). Today, I encourage you to put the Word on it whatever it is that’s hurting, causing you heartache, stress, worry or fear and then have faith that it shall come to pass. Because our Father’s Words … will not return to you empty, but will accomplish what He has desired and will achieve the purpose for which He sent it.(Isaiah 55:11)
Father, thank you for your Word. Thank you for the words of Jesus. Thank you for his words from the cross.
As we study those words, shape us into the people you want us to be. Amen.
Contributed by: Pastor Yolanda Douthit