For the word of God is full of living power. It is sharper than the sharpest knife, cutting deep into our innermost thoughts and desires. It exposes us for what we really are.
It's so easy to go about our daily life and not own up to what we really are. We tend to think of ourselves in terms of our ideals, rather than our daily actions. We may believe in kindness, goodness, self-control, reading the Bible, praying, caring for the poor, the orphaned, and the widowed, and submitting to God, but do we really do any of these things?
We are what we do, not what we believe.
How do we reconcile the two...make them match up? By drinking in God's living power...the Bible. By letting it "sharpen us, cutting deep into our innermost thoughts and desires".
Won't you open your Bible today, friend? It's January 6th and you hopefully have 5 x's on your calendar so far, for having opened your Bible at least 5 times this month. If not, jump in now! January is Open Your Bible Month here on the blog. Opening it is the hardest part. Once you've done that, the Holy Spirit will take over.