The word of God is many things to many people. To some it is a large coffee table book with important pictures or news clippings tucked away inside it’s big, heavy covers.

To others it is a book of fantasy and fairy tales intended to pacify the weak of mind and heart. Some even refer to it as nothing more than the history of a blood thirsty nation, Israel.

But what does this word mean to the Christian, and is it really important to continue reading such an old book today? After all, there are Christian bookstores full of books with biblical sounding titles written by modern authors that are surely more relevant,aren’t there?

Well, the bible states in Heb. 4:12 that 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.”

Now I don’t know about you, but I have quite a large collection of various study aids,both print and electronic. I have many, many volumes of books from which to draw inspiration or help in understanding a particular verse or chapter.

Yet for all of that, I have only One Book that contains a message that “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.”

I am so grateful to have in my possession the Word of Almighty God. To think that He made it possible for man to know Him through His word, yes, even to know His very heart, is sometimes more than I can fathom.I am truly humbled by this fact.

What a mighty and awesome God we serve!

Be blessed, in Jesus name.

Ron

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