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 of God cuts us…breaks us down into our most base elements…shows us our deepest motives and desires.
Hebrews 4:13 "Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do."
~Our Heavenly Father sees it all…every thought, every intention, every motivation.
Hebrews 4:14-15 "Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin."
~Our Saviour understands all of it. He has suffered the same temptations that we face. However, He never sinned…and that gives us hope!
Hebrews 4:16 "Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need."
~We can go to the Father, no matter the situation; and He will give us mercy and grace and help.
When I am hurting, when I know my heart is far from my Lord, when there is sin in my life, my basest instinct is to avoid reading the Bible.
I feel guilty. I feel tired. I feel hopeless. I feel alone. I feel angry.
These feelings encourage me to stay away from Him.
However, my heart knows He loves me. My mind knows He has guaranteed His help. My soul desires to rest on His promises.
I must ignore the feelings and trust the facts.
Even when I don't want to read the Bible, I must nevertheless read It. I must allow the Lord to meet my needs as I submit my will to His.
The Bible has the answer for every need in our life…Our only true Hope is found in Its pages.