Hebrews 4:11-16 Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following their example of disobedience...
think about it.
What do you learn here about God's Word (4:12-13)? To whom must we give an account (4:13)? How does Jesus serve as our priest (4:14-5)? What makes Him better than the Old Testament priests? What is your confidence based on when you come before God's throne of grace?
God's Word is POWERFUL and I don't ever want to lose sight of that fact. So I was grateful for the wonderful reminder today from Hebrews 4:12-13 about how the Bible is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, and that it cuts between soul and spirit, joint and marrow, and reveals our thoughts, desires and intentions. That's a lot to take in, but the writer of Hebrews isn't done yet. When we get to verse 13, he drives home this message home by telling us straight up that nothing we do or think is hidden from God. "But all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account."
So how can we use this passage to help us with our Bible reading and study, with our personal time with the Lord, even to help us understand us better? And on the flip side, how can we use this passage to encourage and help us to share God's Word with others? Tami W.
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