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TEXT: Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than Any two-edge sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents ot the heart….”

Does reading the Bible sometimes make you uneasy? Does the sermon feel like it’s directed at you? ‘…the Word of God than any double-edged sword… it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit… Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered… before… Him to whom we must give account’ (vs 12-13).
When it comes to judging our motives, Jesus, the Great Physician, can determine with laser precision the difference between what’s healthy in our lives and what needs to be removed.
The Word of God is as delicate and precise as a surgeon removing a cyst from cartilage…He operates with perfection…slices away bad attitudes, thoughts, motives, and actions “laying us open to listen and obey…”‘ (v 13). When God speaks to you it’s for a purpose—to bring your life into conformity to Christ. We enter into God’s rest by submitting to the surgery of His word, it embodies the very character of God himself and your response should always be, ‘Search me, O God, and know my heart’ (Psalms139:23). Let the Word of God highlight the areas in your life that need work. Don’t run from the process; remember when ‘God steps in and corrects you…He wounds, but He also dresses the wound; the same hand that hurts you, heals you’ [Job 5:17-18]

MEDITATION: Jer. 23:29

1 TIM 5:23-6:12; JER 3&4; PS 120

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