Tuesday January 18, 2022

Tuesday – January 18th – Hebrews 4:12-13     -----      
4:12) 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. 
13) And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. 
 The Daily Walk Bible inspirational thought for today:

     Happy Tuesday to you! Our inspirational thought interestingly comes on the second day of the week. I hope this is not an omen that we already need God to put the divine eraser of forgiveness to work so early. Yet, if we remember what Paul wrote in Romans 3 – that we all sin and fall short of the glory of God, I have a suspicion that our human nature means that we regularly sin against God’s word, God’s will, and God’s way. I am glad that this statement includes the word “big”. My life would be a testimony to the need for a super-gigantic, long-lasting, never-runs-out eraser to cover all my sins. What a joy to know that the God of all creation also cares intimately about you and me.
    In our pick verses today the author of Hebrews sets a laser focused on the importance of God’s word in and for our lives. The word of God is forever living amongst us through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. It is perfect, effective, and accomplishes God’s purpose of shining light on the path to our salvation. The word of God has the power to penetrate to the depths of the human personality. God’s word has the authority to stand in judgement over our deepest hidden thoughts and less than honorable intentions. God’s word completely displays to us to the true nature of God. Therefore, because of the power of the word of God, it demands from us an accountability for our every thought, action, and reaction. Despite all that the word of God does for us, we humans have an individual and freewill choice to accept and follow, or we can choose to reject and go our own way. God’s power is never misused in a way to coerce us into accepting God’s offer of love, grace, peace, and forgiveness. In the end we have no one except ourselves to blame if we allow are tempted by the evil one into rejecting God into our life. God’s big eraser only works if we are willing to be on the receiving end of God’s forgiveness.

  Pastor Jim
Wednesday – January 19th – Hebrews 4:14-16
*Tyndale. The Daily Walk Bible NLT (Daily Walk: Full Size) (Kindle Location 3469). Tyndale House Publishers. Kindle Edition.
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