Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


August 2, 2013

When you hear, "word of God," I don't know what comes into your mind, but I suppose few of us think first of a sword.

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.
                                                      --Hebrews 4:12 TNIV
So the Word of God is not a passive object that is on our desk contained between bonded leather.  It is alive; it always is doing its thing, dividing soul, evaluating thoughts and attitudes.
The issue is, are we active in conversation and dialogue with God's Word.  To know God, to know the heart and mind of God, to conform to the will of God, is to be immersed in God's Word.  If God's Word is alive, are we alive in bringing its life-giving message into our hearts?
Dale Patterson