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 the heart.
One of the greatest miracles that God performs on a regular basis is the miracle of a changed life. Every year around the world there are untold millions of lives that are delivered from afflictions such as substance abuse, destructive/self-destructive habits, emotional wounds, etc. For those of us who have been changed, we see a very real power that accompanies life in Christ.
The Bible is clearly a key tool that God uses in His process for changing lives. But what is it about this collection of writings that empowers lives to be changed in such amazing ways?
The key to understanding this is to understand that the Bible is truly the Word of God. This is not just a collection of inspirational writings that were penned by great philosophers. The Bible is distinct from every other manuscript in history in that it actually is the Word of God to man (2 Timothy 3:14-16).
The writings of man may be able to amuse, educate, or even enlighten in some ways, but the Word of God actually has the ability to change lives forever. The Bible actually presents the words that have emanated from the mind and heart of the Creator Himself. These words carry with them power that is unparalleled by anything else that has ever been written. When a person opens his heart to reading, learning, and studying the Scriptures, he will be begin to see himself and God like never before. He will understand his true condition of sin before a holy God. He will understand the gift of forgiveness through the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. He will begin to grasp the power of the Holy Spirit that will enable him to turn from his sin and enjoy a life of great joy. And he will see a miraculous change begin to take place in his life as he goes deeper into God’s Word over time. What an amazing Book!
Today’s big idea: the Bible has the power to change your life forever, so fill your heart and mind with it every day!
What are some tools that God has used in your life? Leave a reply below!