More Word, less world
For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and he is the one to whom we are accountable. So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. Hebrews 4:12-16 The writer of the Book of Hebrews described God’s word as “alive and powerful.” God designed it that way so it could have its way in our hearts and in our minds. It provides us a way to find if our intentions are right and if the direction we are taking in life is what God wants us to take. God uses His word to speak to us so we will know His will and His purpose for our lives. In it, we find instructions on how we could bring our lives submitting to God. If you find yourself having difficulty forgiving someone that wronged you, His word will help you deal with your unforgiving heart and bring you to a determination to listen and follow His command. It is also in His word that will help you overcome your anxieties by explaining to you the value of trusting God. It is also through His word that you will develop a life of humility for it provides you a challenge to think highly of others. Christ regarded us highly that even when we were still in bondage with sin, He died on the cross. So after you have devoted time to learn of God through His word, it is expected that you grow in your knowledge of Him and His grace. “You must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18). You can ignore the conviction from His word and remain unchanged in the way you live but it will be to your detriment and loss. God promises blessing to those who will find delight in His word. “But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers” (Psalm 1:2-3). God’s word will help you be guided in your decisions that will lead you to live a life pleasing to God. “Don’t let me wander from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you” (Psalm 119:10-11). When the Lord Jesus Christ was brought upon by Satan to be tempted after He fasted, He responded to Satan’s temptation by saying, “It is written, ‘‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God’” (Matthew 4:4). In order for Him to counter Satan’s temptation, He quoted the Scriptures. The Lord Jesus Christ demonstrated a great example of how you as His follower should value His word so you could overcome temptation and glorify Him in what you do.