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.

– Hebrews 4:12 (NIV)

Today’s commentary
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

This passage shows us that we don’t judge the Bible, the Bible judges us! If it seems alive and vibrant, that is because our hearts are alive and vibrant. If it seems dry and dull… well… you get the point. But the Bible doesn’t leave us there. If we can see the Scripture as a living entity, a force that can penetrate our soul, then we can approach it as a life changing experience. What happens in your heart when you read the Scripture? The words of God were given to penetrate to your core. Let it!

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