Living and active Words
Hebrews 4:12 (ESV) For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
God is still speaking.
But how are you approaching the Bible as God spoke or as God is speaking?
It’ll make a big difference how you approach His word. Yes God spoke but His words are still speaking every day.
It’s the difference between you simply reading what God did and said thousands of years ago and a God who is speaking to you today through His word.
The writer of Hebrews through the inspiration of the HolySpirit wanted you to know that the Bible is living and active not dead and stagnant. Every time you come to the Bible you are taking part in a two-way interaction – you come wanting to hear and God is there wanting to speak. One of the reasons we received the HolySpirit is so that “we might understand the things freely given us by God. 1 Corinthians 2:12 (ESV)”
An eager heart
Don’t come to the Bible as simply ink jotted on paper. Instead, come to it as a voice, the very voice of God waiting to jump out of those pages and reveal Himself to you. Come eagerness and anticipation that you are going to hear God speak to you.
God wants to reveal Himself.
He is not hiding or making it hard for you to find Him.the Holy Scriptures are proof of this and the ultimate evidence is Jesus.
The second person of the Trinity, in other words, God Himself, came to us.
John 1:14 (ESV) And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 17:3 (ESV) And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
And He came to us in the most relatable way, not as an angelic being or some other alien-like form, but instead He came as one of us, a human being – eating, speaking, growing, suffering, living, and limited just like us. God wants you to know Him and His Son.
Don’t cheat yourself of the opportunity to hear God speak because of your casual attitude or distractedness. Come anticipating God to speak. Begin your Bible reading expecting to hear God’s voice through His word.