Hebrews 4:12 Daily Devotional
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
– Hebrews 4:12
God’s word isn’t passive. It’s always moving – always active. Beyond that, it reaches into the depths of people, seeping into even the smallest spaces of the body and soul. All this intimacy to steer us in the right direction, reminding us to watch our thoughts and attitude.
The application here is to listen to what God is saying. If nothing else, this verse shows us that God’s word is alive in us, always working – always striving to improve us. All it takes is some time to slow down and really listen to what God has to say to us.
Father, I’m listening. Help me to hear what you have to say to me. Guide me in the way you want me to go. When I stray, gently remind me to stick to the path you’ve set before me. Search me and know me, and chip away anything within me that’s not from you. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, amen.