For the word of God is alive and active. – Hebrews 4:12 NIV
Do you believe this? I do. Just this morning I was listening to the sermon from Christian Assembly. I learned something I never knew before. He was sharing from 2 Samuel 9 about Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, grandson of King Saul. David invites him to the palace and restores the land of his grandfather to him. I knew that part but what I didn’t know was that he became lame in both feet as they were fleeing. When King Saul and Jonathan died in battle, Saul’s family fled the region. Mephibosheth was only 5 years old and was dropped by his nurse and became lame. This is found in 2 Samuel 4:4.
I have heard this story many times. I even reference in when I teach about David and Jonathan’s friendship. I never knew how Mephibosheth became lame in both feet. God’s word is alive and active. It still teaches. It breathes life into my day.
Have you ever reread a familiar passage but it hits you in a new way? Have you felt stuck and powerless but remember a verse from scripture and suddenly you are empowered? God’s word is alive and active.
If you have never experienced His word in this way, I challenge you to dive in this week. Read the Bible every day this week. A verse a day. A chapter a day. Whatever works for your schedule. See if you can find the passages you read in your daily life. Maybe they will return to you when you need a pick me up in the day. Or you are praying for someone and the verse you read pops into your mind as an offer of hope. Possibly you are going about your normal routine and you feel convicted over something you do regularly. You now see it in a new light because of what you read.
I don’t know how God is going to reach out to you in His word but He will. I know this because God’s word is alive and active. Let it be so in your life.
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