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Feb 26, 2020

The world is full of interesting ancient books. The Indian Vedas, the Egyptian Book of the Dead, even ancient clay tablets from Sumeria.

In the Bible though, we read that God’s Word is alive, not dead.

Hebrews 4:12 says, “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.”


That’s a very interesting way to describe a book. It sits on a shelf, or stares back at us from our phones. The writer of Hebrews says that the Word of God is for all people in all times and places. And while we might not like the idea that it can see into our hearts and minds, it is part of God’s plan for our benefit. It brings freedom and peace.

Do you need those today? Then try reading the Living Word!

Let’s pray.

Lord, you made us and know everything about us. Nothing is hidden from you, just as your Word tells us. Thank you for loving us, for that ultimate intimate relationship. Amen.