Immersed in The Word
"For the Word of God is living and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing apart of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight, but all things are naked and opened to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do." - Hebrews 4:12-13
This passage is set in the context of rest and obedience, of believing and then trusting in Christ, The Word, and then obeying His precepts. And thus, the application of verse 11 is to pay serious attention to His instructions and make every effort to know and obey God as Lord.
God’s Word is to be taken in us and must meet us deeply so we believe, trust and obey Him as reveled by His Word. For His Word has exposed the wickedness of disobedience and pride as exemplified by the faithless of many generations.
God is the One who penetrates and judges all and He is the One who loves and invites us to be with Him. God has the Holy Spirit to know us and break through our pride and to guide us. However, he also has His Tool too—His Word the Bible revealing principles and rules to show us His plan and instructions. He uses the Word to know us deeply, what our true spiritual condition is, what has damaged us, what needs to be fixed or honed, what is missing, and what is in the way of His Way. He sees it all and allows us to get a glimpse for change and improvement, for our fullness in our spiritual formation, and our usefulness in His Kingdom.
God is alive and at work in our lives. His Word, The Word transforms us and renews us daily. Are you fully immersed in The Word?