Hebrews 4:12-13 tells us: "For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart."
Close your eyes and see the sword described. Instead of a blade that is sharp only
on one side and as such is limited in use, this sword is a formidable
weapon no matter what direction you swing it. God's word is just such a
weapon, But it is not a weapon for dealing death but LIFE.
whispers through the desires of the flesh and rationalizations of the
mind...you won't have a chance in the future if you don't cheat on this
test. You won't be
noticed if you don't dress a certain way. You won't have job security
if you speak up about dishonest practices at work. Your life will be
wasted in this relationship, you should just get a divorce. Only a fool
would go around looking weak instead of getting revenge.
of these statements are lies. It is the deceitfulness of sin. Those
lies sometimes lodge themselves very deep in the heart as thought and
intentions. They can seem unshakably true because of the hardness of the
heart that encloses them like a dark, sealed casket. In that condition,
unbelief has the upper hand. We are not believing the promises of God,
we are trusting in the promises of sin. The Word of God is living,
active and sharp and it will penetrate deeper than the deception of sin
has ever gone and reveal what is truly worth trusting.