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>Sharper Than a Sword

>The Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword. It penetrates even to the dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges, the thoughts and attitudes of the heart (Hebrews 4:12)

God’s word is powerful beyond description. Why then is it so hard for me to pick up the Bible and read it? I think sometimes, I’m afraid of the insight I’ll gain. I fear conviction, and that conviction may compel me to change something. Sometimes, when convicted, I bury that conviction deep within or rationalize my inability to make the change. There are times when I argue with my soul. I try to convince myself that The Bible is too cumbersome. I have to digest it, scrutinize the scripture before it is of use to me. Who has time for such intimate study? In this day and age of instantaneous information, I don’t want to take the time to mull things over. But God says His word is sharp. It will slice through any hesitation or argument I can devise. Lord, increase my hunger for your word.

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