Hebrews 4:12 – Alive and Powerful

Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

-The word “quick” used here is the Greek word “zao” and means “to live“.  The fact that God’s Word is alive is a key trait in maintaining a good reading/study routine without having to worry about getting bored.  Imagine a companion that you spend time with every day.  Even though you know their personality and are familiar with all of their quirks and mannerisms, every experience with that person is slightly new and different because that person is alive.  So it is with the Word of God; it may be the same collection of verses that you’ve read before, but you can expect the experience to always be new and different because, just like your companion, God’s Word is alive.

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