The word of God is sharper than a two-edged sword. Every bit of it is useful for the instruction of nations. These are parts of verses that are part of a living breathing word.
Some people treat it like it is just a book, just pieces of paper or just stories, but it is so much more than that. I had a friend in high school whose brother had a heart condition that nearly killed him. When my friend sat down to read his Bible, he read the verse where Jesus is talking to Lazarus’ sister saying, “your brother will rise again.” And he did.
That testimony has always reminded me that those words are more than just words on a page like every other book in the world. God can speak to us through the Bible, His word, if we let Him. In order to let Him speak to us from those sacred pages, we have to actually read it.
I’m amazed at myself sometimes. I don’t open my own Bible nearly as much as I should There is life saving power coursing through that book, so why don’t we open it, read it and ingest the bread of life? What are we afraid of?
God’s power is awesome, but it can be frightening. Delving deeper into the power of God by reading His word is no easy task. It is the most challenging thing we can do because our sinful nature wants to keep us from seeking out the Lifegiver’s voice, but His voice can save us from sin.
When we are in tune with God, His power lives through us. His will is in us and we move. The words in those pages are what we need to survive. Don’t write the Bible off for being words on pages because He will reveal Himself if you are willing to look.