“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” Hebrews 4:12, KJV.
My husband and I enjoy a good steak, so for our anniversary, we had a good, old-fashioned steak dinner at home. Sirloin is a great steak choice—except for the fat around the edges. Being health-minded and waist line conscious, I took a sharp steak knife to the edges of those plump, red, juicy steaks. I wanted the excess fat removed so we could savor the great taste of the meat without the distraction of the fat. The knife was a serious cutter—serrated edge, firm handle; the premier cutter of the steak knife drawer. The knife slit between the red meat and the white marbled fat. It cut the tiny cords that were holding the fat to the meat and it left a nice, clean edge on those pretty steaks.
God’s Word is referred to as a two-edged sword—the kind that cuts both coming and going. Like the premier knife in the drawer, it is capable of a clean, swift cut. Through God’s Word we have the ability to start over—to have a fresh edge to our lives. It can break those tiny cords that connect our sinful habits to our souls. It reveals a healthy heart ready to serve Him without the unwanted fats of pride and arrogance. His Word is a powerful tool—it can even separate between our thoughts and our intentions; it splits the hairs between what we think and what we intend to think!
And His Word does the work quickly. We do not have to wait for years to see results—sometimes, it can be instantaneous. This powerful sword—this wonderful sharp blade that will clean up the edges of our lives and make our hearts healthy and able to savor the life God has planned for us, is a gift from God for us to take and make a vital part of our spiritual lives. Have you allowed the Master to cut away the fat from your life so you can serve with a healthy heart? If not, ask Him to do His amazing work with His powerful cutter today!
Thought provoker: Do you have spiritual fat—sinful habits—that needs to be trimmed from your life? Are you willing to allow the Word to cut into your life and give you a healthy heart?
Lord, please help me to see the benefits of a healthy heart and be willing to allow You to use Your Word to cut away the spiritual fat that keeps me from serving You. Thank You that Your Word is quick and powerful! Amen.