“For the Word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.”
– Hebrews 4:12-13
Too often we can become numb to the scriptures that we hear over and over again. Growing up in church, I’ve heard Hebrews 4:12-13 more than I can count. I always saw it as God being all powerful, and a reminder that nothing I do is hidden from Him. Whenever I heard this, I would always relate it to things that I may have done wrong. It is true, God does see everything we do, there isn’t a thing we do that He is not aware of. God is so aware that He can separate the action and the motive, which is something we have trouble doing even when it comes to evaluating or own actions. However, He isn’t only concerned with our faults. I always saw this scripture as a reminder to do what is right, because of the account we are required to give; but that is only part of it! Recently, the Holy Spirit showed me that this verse also gives us a glimpse of God’s love and faithfulness toward us. This scripture is bringing our attention to the Omniscient (all-knowing) God that we serve. God sees every aspect of our lives. He sees every time we choose to uphold His Word. He sees every time we show love to someone, and He sees when wrong is done to us. He loves us so much that He is involved in every aspect of our lives. He cares for our Spirit and flesh. He sees our struggles, and His Word (which is alive in us), springs to action and with precision gives us everything we need to be successful. God’s Word is more than rules to follow. Each scripture shows us a little bit of who God is in our lives. Let this scripture remind you of just how much you mean to your Savior, that He would care about every moment of your life!
What is a scripture that you hear all the time? Ask the Holy Spirit to give you a fresh take on what it says.
Find peace in His embrace,