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Bible Pathway - December 12

Read Hebrews 1


Why Christ assumed human nature; His superiority to angels; to Moses: danger of unbelief.

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged 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 (Heb. 4:12).

The Word of God is our all-sufficient strength to meet our every need. Therefore, let us earnestly yield ourselves to His Word, that we may live in fellowship with Him. The Word of God is our lifeline to God. When you think about all that the Word of God does, it make sense. It feeds us spiritually. But He answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God (Matt. 4:4). It gives us strength to fight in the daily spiritual warfare that goes on around us. (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds) (2 Cor. 10:4). It is the only offensive weapon in the armor of God. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God (Eph. 6:17). It is obvious that the Word of God will supply all the direction in life we will ever need. However, a map is only good if it is followed to the letter.

God's Word first penetrates sharper than any two edged sword exposing the deep corruption of sin. It searches every part of our inner being, even to discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart. Nothing can hide itself from the judgment of His Word. If we do not allow it to judge us now, it will condemn us later. Man in his sinful nature will never be able to live in God's presence. That is why God sent the Word in the flesh, Jesus Christ, the Living Word, to take away the sins of mankind. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God . . . . But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name (John 1:1,12). In the times of old, the Law was given to reveal the sins of man. It was written down so man could learn to serve God in the way God deserved to be served. He would know when he violated God's law. When Christ came, he fulfilled the Law of God. He made a way that man could be closer to God than ever before. Accept Christ as your Savior and Lord and the Holy Spirit will live within, giving you further enlightenment of the Word of God. Let the Word of God make you more Christlike.

He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not My words, hath one that judgeth him; the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day (John 12:48).

Thought for the Day: Those who are obedient to the Word of God will live a blessed life.

Word Studies:

Heb. 2:17 behoved, was necessary for, was imperative for; 4:8 Jesus, Joshua (not the Lord Jesus Christ). Jesus is the Greek word of the Hebrew word Joshua. Joshua could not provide complete peace in their “promised land” because of their unbelief. Israelites in that day had to look forward (in time) to heaven for their perfect peace, just as Christians do today.

Prayer Suggestion: Seek the Lord when in despair; He is your deliverer (Jon. 2:5-6).

Memory Verse for the Week: Luke 1:37

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