By October 30, 2019 Daily Devotionals

October 30, 2019

Prayer: I pray this day for you is filled with God’s ‘living power!’

Scripture: 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.  Nothing in all creation can hide from him. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes. This is the God to whom we must explain all that we have done. Hebrews 4:12 NLT

Sometimes I hang out with friends who are theologians and Bible scholars. They work really hard to be scholarly about the scripture studying it in original languages, contrasting versions with versions, and considering layers of cultural context. But at the basis, for any of us, even my bible scholar friends, to be a person of God, we must accept by faith that the words and ideas of this one single set of writings– the Bible– is the result of Holy inspiration by God through the various persons who wrote the various documents that became accepted. This passage makes the importance of our faith in the ‘inspired word of God’ clear. The text is filled with power that is alive. It interacts with our minds and hearts whenever we read it. That is why we always encourage each other to read it often. The text of God’s word is an exposer. Many times you or I have read a familiar passage only to perceive brand new insight and application to our walk with the Lord. There is the proof! And this ‘word of God’ comes from the most awesome power ever– vs. 13 makes that perfectly clear! There are no pretenses before our Lord. He sees us as we are and loves us just the same. And, as we read His word each day He uses it to instill more of that ‘living power.’

Copyright Dan Elliott.  Email dan@ceai.org

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