Receive God’s Word - Your Daily Forward Devotional

Receive God’s Word

June 2, 2020

Read Hebrews 4:12

“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.” (NIV)


How is God’s Word “sharper than any double-edged sword”?

We genuinely receive the Word of God into our minds by reading, listening to, and “spiritually consuming” the words of the Bible. In other words, receiving Scripture is much more than an information-gathering pursuit. In fact, Bible study alone will not give us eternal life. Remember the Pharisees in Jesus’ day? They often memorized entire texts, yet they failed to experience the truths found in God’s Word.

Instead, we must metabolize God’s life-giving words. We allow His message to become ours; we invite His life to surge through us. The goal is to know Jesus better, to walk with Him, to become like Him ... to have a deeper relationship with Him.

The Scriptures help us to do this. “When we engage the Scriptures for spiritual transformation … we engage not only our mind but also our heart, our emotions, our body, our curiosity, our imagination and our will,” writes author Ruth Haley Barton. “We open ourselves to a deeper level of understanding and insight that grows out of and leads us deeper into our personal relationship with the One behind the text. And it is in the context of relational intimacy that real life change takes place.” (Ruth Haley Barton, Sacred Rhythms: Arranging our lives for Spiritual Transformation, Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press © 2006, p. 50.)


Lord, I want to connect with You in the Scriptures. Help me to engage my heart and emotions as I receive Your Word. Amen.

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Lord please come walk with me each day as I live in this dark World give me the light and I will walk in the light day by day,amen.
The word of God is living and active sharper than two- edge sword, piercing to the division of soul and of joints and marrow, and discerning the thought sand intentions of the heart.
I am really drawn to the line “it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart”. How easy it is to have negative thoughts control the mind at times. How these thoughts can spill over to the heart, I need to be ever mindful to pray when my mind strays away from the will of the Lord.
Stay strong in your prayers, He is with you, remember He meets you where you are.
I'm encouraged
I just praise God for these scriptures they help so much I am praying with you and for you and this ministry with God luv
When we hold God's Word in the highest esteem and obey its commandments for us, we have peace with God. Isn't that worth the effort? HE loves and wants you to experience His love. If you haven't already, start a relationship with Him through prayer and see what I mean. Pastor Bob
Father, my mind is going and my heart hurts. Please fill me with your Holy Spirit. Give me wisdom and a way to go. Give me more of your presence Lord. In Jesus Name I Pray, Amen ❤️🌱
Father, I want a deeper relationship, understanding and intimacy with You. Help me to have a new revelation of Who You are through Jesus Christ Your Son, my Saviour.
Father I feel far away from you. I'm dealing with my faith and I'm sorry. Please forgive me of my lack of faith and trust. You are a promise keeper. Amen
Please Lord hear my cry and ask forgiveness, I just realized that I didn't spend time in your word yesterday and a few other times, Please help me to do better. I long to to grow closer to You and to have an intimate relationship and walk with You.
Thank you every day for your insight into the Word Of God, It goes with you through the day and night. Just one word to one person can change the world for them and us
I think we each need to concentrate on our own personal walks and prayer life with our Father in Heaven. If each one of us prays for understanding before our daily Bible reading and follow up on our knees in thanks to the Father we will come together as the body of Christ. If we all just do what God would have us to do, putting Him above all things and secondly love our neighbors we will be joined together by the Holy Spirit who is in each one of us.
I have been reading The Bible for tge first time in my life since the end of August. I'm 49. I've decided to read it the first time mostly from beginning to end. I just finished Lamentations. Oh how does that truly sum up our world today. We NEED God. Our Society Has Pushed Him Away.... and now We Believers NEED to JOINTLY PRAY TO GET GOD BACK into Society and People's Heart's and Mind. Every Day I try to remember to pray that I will continue to grow Deeper and Stronger in my relationship with Jesus. I say, "try to remember".. because I pray for so many things and for so many people..... But this Devotion Reminded Me that My Personal Relationship with Jesus is the Most Important Thing... and with that as my Focus, the Rest Will Fall into Place. May You All Find Peace in Your World Today. Amen. 🙏🤗💕❤💕🤗🙏
God's Word. Written thosands of years ago, still alive today.
Lord thanks for Your word that is quick n sharper than any two edged was the sharp quickness of Your word that transformed and change my life hallelujah thank You Jesus 🙏🏿😇
Great words. The word metabolizes and becomes part of us. Jesus in us the hope of glory! Amen
God's words is living word, it change my life day by day. I love God's words. I love Jesus!
Without a doubt time alone with the Lord makes a difference. If anything what is happening in this country has put fear and hardness into my heart. But God you always are pursuing me, helping me to restore my heart toward you.
Thank you for your word and may we find peace in all the words of than those of mere man. In this day we need our Father and his Son to guide us out of all the terror happening in our streets. May we find Peace in Him. Amen
That's beautiful how the Word of God transforms every area of our lives.
I want to feel closer to God i study God word
Love this verse.. The more I study and pray, I feel.closer to the Lord.