As a reading and language arts teacher, I love to read and write. In fact, writing is one of my favorite things to teach because it truly is an art form. I tell my students to “paint a picture with words” just as a painter does with paint or a sculptor does with clay. Good writing is meant to be read and the reader can take these vivid words and descriptions along with their imagination and create an image in their mind of what the writer was saying. Writing is not like the finite rules of math or the provable laws of science. Writing is fluid and takes its shape from its creator.
This very thought led me to look at God’s word this way as well. The inspired word of God is very descriptive and can be used in many ways if we will open our hearts to receive it. Hebrews 4:12 says that, ” the word of God is living 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.” This passage is one of the most important verses in the Bible because it tells us how powerful the rest of His word is.
-His word is alive! God’s word is not only relevant to the time in which it was written. It applies to us today and is active in teaching us things we need to know.
-His word is spirit! God’s word can cut right to our souls if we will receive it. When we open our hearts and allow God’s word to penetrate, His power can then work within us to effect real change in our lives and our being.
-His word is judge! God’s word can literally judge our attitudes, thoughts, and intentions. We may be able to fool others with false Christianity or a false servanthood, but we can’t fool God.
As we can see, the word of God is very special…as important as God Himself. He is the word and when we read and study our Bibles, we are literally conversing with and learning from our God.