God’s Word for Us

 Hosea 10-12; Psalms 73; Hebrews 4 

 “For the Word of God is living 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 in God’s sight…to whom we must give account. Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God…Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

Hebrews 4:12-14, 16

The Word of God speaks truth to our lives: truth about who we really are apart from God, and truth about the state of our hearts. This exposing, penetrating, and judging work of God’s living Word is essential to convict us of sin and of our need of God. There is no place to hide from God; we must give an account for our lives, our choices, and our actions. If this were the end of the story, we would have no hope. It was for this reason that Jesus came, the Living Word of God, made flesh and blood to live among us and share in our humanity. He came to pay the price for our sins through the sacrifice of his innocent blood. Through faith in his atonement for us, we can have confidence, mercy, and grace to approach God’s throne. We have confidence to rely on God’s grace every day, for every need. It’s time to fully rely on God’s Word and his grace for us.

“Lord Jesus, thank you for your exposing, convicting Word, and for your amazing grace. I receive them by faith today.”