The Healing Word
The Word of God is sharper than any two-edged sword. The Word cuts through to the bone and penetrates deep into the inner recesses of our spiritual being. The Word of God stops at nothing until it brings all sin into the open. It judges our thoughts, our intentions, and our secret motivations. It seeks to cut out the sins that are rotting our souls.
But just as a surgeon would not cut into a body without closing the open wound, the Bible does too. While it may be painful to have the Word confront us and lay us bare, cut to the core, it finishes the job by healing and restoring us. After we face the conviction of our sin, God blesses and strengthens us. We find grace and forgiveness in the Word of God.
The Word of God revives us. It teaches us; it brings us joy. We can trust that everything we read is right and true and just. The Word of God is more precious than gold and sweeter than honey.
When we are convicted by God’s Word, this is only the first step. When we are confronted by our misguided beliefs or hidden sins, we must change our ways, heeding the words of James:
“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says”
Have you been cut by the double-edged sword? If so, watch for the healing to begin!
This is my Word of Hope for you, my friend.
Reflect on this message:
1. As you read or hear this message, what does it mean to you?
2. What part of it do you have questions about? Ask God to explain it to you.
3. What should you do now to apply this message to your life?