For the word of God is alive 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.” (Hebrews 4:12)
While most literature is passive in nature, God’s Word is alive and active. It penetrates my heart, it assesses my attitude, and its words can alter the course of my life.
Unlike books that become stale over time, the Bible provides fresh insight, fresh nuggets of truth, and fresh application every time I read it. The Bible is as relevant today as it was 3,000 years ago. Truths like, “Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105) or, “The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple” (Psalm 19:7) never become irrelevant. The Psalmist wrote, “Your word, Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens” (Psalm 119:89). Isaiah wrote, “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” (Isaiah 40:8). In the New Testament, Peter echoes this truth when he quotes Isaiah in 1 Peter 1:25.