Promise of the Day: Hebrews 4:12

by Rebecca Olmstead on November 25, 2016

in Promise of the Day


Today’s promise is Hebrews 4:12:

“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.”

The Sword of The Spirit

I used to think about God’s enemies when I read this verse. Then I got to know God a little better, and realized–this is for me. God’s Word is the scalpel in the hand of The Master Surgeon, cutting away my hidden sin, my pretense, my self-righteousness . . . and everything else that comes between me and my Father.

When I had a tumor growing out of my sacral nerve root, I was not excited about having surgery. I knew it would hurt, recovery would be slow and painful, and it would leave me partially paralized. But I also knew that if the tumor didn’t come out, it would probably kill me. I had to surrender to the scalpel to live.

Heavenly Father, Master Surgeon, please help me surrender my heart to your scalpel–that I might truly live. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Have a victorious day in The Lord!


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