Our scripture this morning is Hebrews 4:9-13.
There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience. For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
Paul shares a very important truth in this passage, saying “the word of God is alive and active”. The blessing of scripture is a vital part of our lives, leading us to a deeper connection with Him and our brothers and sisters in Christ. In His word we find strength and guidance for the situations we face in our lives.
God didn’t just create us and leave us to go it alone. Even after sin entered the world through our disobedience, God still pursues us with an unimaginable love. We must make a conscious choice to accept His love and forgiveness and apply His gifts (like scripture) in all our actions.
In John 1:1 we read that “the word was with God and the word was God”. He has sent us that word in Christ our savior and through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit recorded in scripture. Worship, prayer, and searching the scriptures give us the strength we need to go in faith to serve one another as Jesus taught us.
Gracious God, we are grateful for Your word, sent to heal us and teach us. May we be alive and active in our faith, telling the world of Your love and salvation. Amen.