The Bible is Not Living, Nor is it Active

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For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account. Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
(Heb 4:12-14 ESV)

The Word of God is not the Bible, though it was breathed out by God. The Word of God is Jesus Himself. The Bible is powerless in and of itself. The Spirit is the One who reveals Jesus to us through Scripture and the testimonies of others. Jesus is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

It is obvious that this verse is not speaking of Scripture, because of the verses that follow it. The verses that follow it reveal to us that it is none other than Jesus Himself, who has such power. Some have made Scripture an idol, that takes the place of Christ. All Scripture speaks of Him, but it is not He.

On the other hand, Scripture is still important in a Christian’s life for several reasons. But, it should not take the place of Jesus.

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
(2Ti 3:16-17 ESV)

One thought of mine, is that if you think what I have said is blasphemy, then your god is the Bible. For my words only point to the greatness and power of our Lord Jesus.

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Posted on August 27, 2010, in Thoughts and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. It is true brother. Scriptures lead us to Jesus Christ. To hold the Bible as the Lord is a mistake. We believe the Lord through Scriptures.

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