Hebrews 4:12 says “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
In the first part of this verse, there is one word that sticks out to me and that word is “PIERCING.” Many Christians don’t like the Word of God to “pierce” them in any way, but if you are wanting to be set free in Jesus’ name then you must be pierced buy the word.
Yes the Word of God can set you free spiritually, physically and emotionally, but it can also show you your wrongs. Now let’s be honest — how many of you like to hear about your wrongs or faults? Oh yea, don’t think you don’t have some wrongs or faults on this Christian journey. The Bible says in Romans 3:11 “There is NONE Righteous, NO, NOT, ONE.”
It’s easy to point out other people’s faults and mistakes, but when it comes to yours oh NO NO!!! The Gospel of Jesus Christ is supposed to “pierce” us in a way that it shows us our faults and tells us that we haven’t arrived yet. The “Word of God” comforts us, that I know, but it also convicts us as well.
Many Christians like the comfort part of God’s Word, but not the conviction part. This is where the “piercing”of “God’s word” comes in and tells us that our ways and thoughts and our mess does not please him.
Why don’t Christians like to have their “toes stepped on” with the Word Of God?
What are you going to Church for, and why? Is it to hear how good you are? Or is it to hear that you still have issues and trials and are still in need of a Savior?
Preachers should be preaching God’s word, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, not their own theories, nor opinions because that’s not going to get anyone saved, delivered and set free.
Again, if you want to grow in Jesus you must be “pierced” by the word of God. In the days that Jesus walked this earth, he would call it like he saw it. If you had sin in your life, he would call it or you out; if you needed to tighten up some loose ends in your marriage, he would call out those areas; if he saw you pointing fingers at others when you know you are doing the same thing ,he would call out the “Hypocrite” in you.
Saints of God don’t be afraid of how the word of God will “pierce” you; it’s showing you how much you need more of Jesus and less of yourself. Don’t be afraid of the truth, yes it hurts, but it’s transforming you and I into his image, and that’s what we should be reaching towards everyday on this journey with Jesus.