For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of hearts. Hebrew 4:12 (NKJV)
The Word of God is alive and powerful! Have you experienced it jumping off the pages before you? That’s because God wants to enlightened us. It’s so sharp that it will cut us by convicting us when we hear or read the Word, that sometimes we have to say ouch. God’s Word is so sharp that it can separate our soul from our spirit, and can discerned our mind and our hearts. That’s why David said, “thou understandest my thoughts afar off.” (Psalms 139:2) We can hide from man what we are thinking, but we can not hide from God.
Have you ever experienced the Pastor is preaching and you think he’s preaching about you? You might had felt someone was talking about you to the Pastor. Well God knew, and he told it. He already knew what you did or was planning to do. There are no secrets that God does not already know.
Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalms 139:23-24
5 Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth. 6 Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you; love her, and she will keep you. 7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. 8 Exalt her, and she will promote you; she will bring you honor, when you embrace her. 9 She will place on your head an ornament of grace; a crown of glory she will deliver to you. Proverbs 4:5-9
We need the Word of God daily in our lives. It teaches us how we should live and conduct ourselves among our family, our community and our nation. The Word of God is the most important thing in our lives because it will preserve us and keep us. Everything else in this world will fail us, BUT the Word of God will not. Matthew 5:18 says, “one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.”
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew 6:21
What possessions in this life do we hold close to our heart? Is it our house or maybe our car? Or maybe its some jewelry or even money? The worldly things of this life will not last forever because it will rust, mold or stolen from us. These tangible things that we treasure, we cannot take with us when we die. There was a story told that a man died and when he got to heaven’s gate, the angel questioned him as to why he was carrying a bag with him. The man pull out of his bag a gold bar thinking he would impress the angel. But the angel shook his head asking why would he bring pavement with him. That is why we have set our affections on things that are above, and not on things of this earth. (Colossians 3:5) The treasures that we should hold close to our heart is a life in Christ. We store up our treasures by living a godly life, by applying the Word of God to our lives and having intimate communication with God with our prayers. Then our treasures will last for eternity.
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