God’s Word has a power inherent within itself to work supernatural change. I often fail to read it as much as I should because I’m afraid of the changes it will challenge me to make. I want to do life my way. I’d rather read something else that will merely provide entertainment, or perhaps intellectual inspiration, or an emotional experience. But if we want real power—the kind that moves mountains and is not afraid of the darkness of evil—this comes ONLY from treasuring God’s Word, which works deep within our soul with a power all its own.
The Bible is described as “alive” and able to discern our thoughts and intentions. No other book does that. According to Hebrews 4:12 the Word of God “is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” The Bible is unlike any other book because it’s like looking in a mirror—it reveals both the beautiful and the ugly truth about exactly who we are. It reveals what we must change to be all we were created to be, how we can have hope, how we can be strong and wise, and how much we are loved.
God’s Word evokes two major changes: Salvation and spiritual growth.
First, when we hear the message of the Gospel and place our faith in Christ, our soul and spirit are made alive. (Romans 10:17) After we are made alive, God’s Word helps us grow. Jesus said the Word of God is like a seed. Seeds are alive; and when planted in good ground, they sprout and produce fruit. (Matthew 13) The seed contains the life and if our soul is good soil, in Christ, we will produce eternal fruit. The life is in the seed (God’s Word), but we must plant it.
When we study God’s Word, it powerfully penetrates our soul and discerns our motivations. It builds our convictions to conform to holiness and to be free from the sinful prison from which Christ rescued us. We resist or ignore God’s Word to our own peril. Do we wish to drift back into the darkness and confusion from whence we were rescued? (Hebrews 2:1-3)
When we hide God’s Word in our heart, it is as a light shining in dark places until the day dawns and the day star arises in our heart. ~KFaith (2 Peter 1:19)
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