For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
The truth expressed in this verse is one of the reasons why I started praying scripture over my prodigal. I know that God’s Word is active and alive and can be used to bring about change in a life. If my prodigal wasn’t taking the Word and activating it in their own life, I decided I would pray it over them to encourage my heart and reinforce in my own life what I knew to be true.
In this verse, the Greek word that is translated “double-edged sword” actually should be translated more like the word “scalpel.” God’s Word has the ability to do precise and intricate surgery on our heart and thoughts, even our attitudes. In the hand of a capable surgeon, it can remove that which is destroying a life and bring healing….it is powerful!
My prayer for the prodigal this day is that they find God’s living and active Word penetrating their thoughts and life to bring healing and direction. May the attitudes of their heart go through major surgery and come out restored and new!
For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of ________’s heart.