The Bible is a book unlike any other. Our memory verse for April reads, “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and 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” (Hebrews 4:12).
The word of God is “living and active.” God’s word is what guides us and lights our path (Psalm 119:105). His word revives us when we become spiritually weary or tired (Psalm 119:25). The Bible is active in the lives of Christians and the church today.
The word of God is “sharper than any two-edged sword.” Jesus said, “I did not come to bring peace, but a sword” (Matthews 10:34), God’s word is that sword. In Acts 2, as men and women heard the first gospel sermon preached, they were “pierced to the heart.” (v. 37). His word’s cutting nature has divided and pierced friendships, families, and the hearts of men for centuries.
The word of God is the standard by which we will all be judged. When we stand before God on judgment day, our deeds from this life will be compared to the Bible’s words (Revelation 20:12). God has given us His “living and active…sharper than any two-edged sword” word to judge our heart’s “thoughts and intentions” on that last day.