Today's Foundations Devotional: God's Word works effectively in you who believe

We shall now examine the practical effects which the Bible claims to produce in those who receive it.

In Hebrews 4:12 we are told:… 'the word of God is living and powerful'.

The Greek word translated “powerful” is the one from which we obtain the English word energetic.

The picture conveyed to us is one of intense, vibrant energy and activity.

Similarly, Jesus Himself says:

The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life” (John 6:63).

Again, the apostle Paul tells the Christians in Thessalonica:

For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe (1 Thess. 2:13).

Thus we see that God’s Word cannot be reduced merely to sounds in the air, or to marks on a sheet of paper.

On the contrary, God’s Word is life; it is Spirit; it is alive; it is active; it is energetic; it works effectively in those who believe it.

Father God, I praise You for Your powerful, living, energetic Word that continually works through my life. Help me to be able to incorporate it into my thinking, so that it penetrates and renews my whole mind, soul and body. Thank you!


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