Memory Verse Monday – Week 9

Memory Verse Monday – Week 9

Memory Verse Monday – Week 9

For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

 

This is a comprehensive verse that talks about the word of God. It encompasses 2 metaphors, 2 qualities and 2 functions of God’s word.

 

Let’s start out with the qualities. In this verse, God’s word is stated as being living and powerful. It is so wonderful to see how it is true even in our own lives, that the word written thousands of years ago can enlighten us, providing light in our darkness and powerful enough to awake and strengthen us. The opposite of living is dead and the word of God is not dead, but living and abiding in us. (1 Peter 1:23)

 

Next we find a metaphor, comparing the word of God to something sharper than a two edged sword. A two edged sword is the finest weapon in warfare, able to pierce very deep very quickly. But God’s word is much sharper than that. This brings us to the functions and purposes of His word. With the help of God’s word, we are able to discern thing better, things we wouldn’t be able to with the old man. It enables us to take a closer look at ourselves and differentiate the good from bad even if it’s our thoughts and the intentions in our heart, we can know right away with the word of God.

 

 

It serves us good that we are memorizing these verses. We are hiding it deep in our hearts, and soon they will serve the purpose by surfacing up and helping us discern better and live a spirit filled life.

 

For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4-12 Week 9

 

 

Tip of the Week

 

For verses like this one that has multiple phrases, start out by identifying and numbering the key words. This will help you have a count of the key words and make sure you have them all memorized. Here are the keywords for this verse. Feel free to come up with your own list.

 

  1. Living and Powerful
  2. Two edged sword
  3. Soul and spirit
  4. Joints and marrow
  5. thoughts and intents of the heart

 

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I’m linking with Inspire Me Monday and Testimony Tuesday

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I enjoy learning from God’s word, it amazes me, the wisdom and treasures of God and the way He reveals them to me day after day in a profound manner. In this space I share with you what I’ve learnt through my time with the Word. I earnestly believe that learning alone isn’t sufficient but walking in the word is crucial in a believer’s life. As much as I desire to walk in the word, it’s not always easy. My hope is to encourage you, my dear friend, in your walk with God with words that He has used to strengthen my own walk with Him.

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