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)
If you are reading this devotional right now, there is a very good chance you have access to a Bible. Whether there is one on your nightstand, on your bookshelf, or in an App on your phone, you have a Bible nearby that you can read whenever you desire. Sadly, many of us take that blessing and privilege for granted every single day.
Think about the people throughout history who didn’t have access to the completed Word of God. Picture the people in the more rural parts of the world today who still don’t have access to a Bible. Yet, it’s quite likely that you have a number of Bibles lying around your house.
My point in saying all of this is to remind you not to take this blessing for granted. God wants to use His Word to make us grow in our faith, prune us, develop us, and encourage us through the mountains and valleys we will encounter in this life. He didn’t intend to put His story together simply for it to become a piece of coffee table décor.
Instead, the Bible is one of God’s greatest tools. Scripture is His scalpel to do heart surgery on all of us. With it, He can help us examine our attitudes, behaviors, and words to see if they are in line with His will. As children of God, it is very important that we learn to navigate His written Word. Don’t waste another minute without it. Take the time to read the Bible today, and every day so that you can do what 2 Timothy prescribes: Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15)