Day 15 - The Word - A Sword (May 17)

The Word - A Sword

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. – Hebrews 4:12

The Bible may be studied as a branch of human science would be, but its beauty, the evidence of its power to save the soul that believes, is a lesson that is never thus learned. If the practice of the Word is not brought into the life, then the sword of the Spirit has not wounded the natural heart. It has been shielded in poetic fancy. Sentimentalism has so wrapped it about that the heart has not sufficiently felt the keenness of its edge, piercing and cutting away the sinful shrines where self is worshipped. – Our High Calling, 203

Heart Challenge

The Bible is full of hope. It contains everything we need. The good news of salvation is clearly presented to the reader. But all these wonderful elements of the Word are of no use if they are not moving from our mind to our heart and into our actions. Taking hold of the promises in the Word will enable you to put into practice what is written. This process can be painful at times, but rest assured, it is for your benefit and will lead to an ever-deepening appreciation of your Friend Jesus and His Truth. Is it your desire, today, to let God’s word penetrate your heart, cut out what is destroying you, and heal your life?

Prayer Requests

  • Pray for God to speak clearly to you in His Word today.
  • Pray for strong convictions and a willing heart to receive the sharp sword of the Word, even if it cuts.
  • Pray for efficiency and Holy Spirit power for all those who are translating the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy into many languages.
  • Pray that God will help us each become literature evangelist and that we will share “Glow Tracts” or a word in season to those who are weary.
  • Pray for our schools and educational institutions to be true to God’s Word and His mission for our young people.

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