The Word of God: Unfailing Power

Hebrews 4--12Hebrews 4:12 in the Amplified Bible provides the Verse of the Day for October 27, 2014:

For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.

In reflecting upon this verse, I recall a poem which uses Hebrews 4:12 as its epigraph or introduction:

Unfailing Power

For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper

than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division

of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow,

and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

                                               Hebrews 4:12 [NKJV]

No word of God spoken shall be devoid of power

But shall prosper in the thing to which it is sent,

Beyond all past limits, to its farthest extent

And thus abound in fruit as seed of the sower,

Returning four-fold measure to the one who lent.

It is impossible not to fulfill God’s will,

Once spoken and thus declared that the Lord might show

The wonders of His amazing ways and instill

In us His unfailing power that we might know

That in the beginning God spoke and it was so.

Sharper than a two-edged sword, cutting as a knife,

The word is quick to energize and encompass

The past, present and future, as it brings forth life.

While yet in our mouths, it has surely come to pass.

This powerful message regarding the Word of God comes across in even greater measure in the song from Casting Crowns: “The Word is Alive.”

To further reinforce the message, the Seeds Family Worship offer the Word of God Video also based on Hebrews 4:12:

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