Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. 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. (Hebrews 4:11-13)

Hebrews 4

I have heard Hebrews 4 :12 pretty often in the context of the pertinence of scripture, but I have not fully understood the verse in context. The chapter is talking about entering into God’s rest, which is closely related to doing the work that He has appointed to us. The ultimate goal is to find rest in God, but this is fine through diligently living in accordance with His will, having united our faith with our knowledge of Him. Our work will be tested by the word of God. I must become intimately familiar with scripture because the Bible is the word of God. Jesus is the Word, so I am developing my relationship with Him as I meditate on His words. Father, thank you for so clearly revealing yourself to me and defining my purpose for me. Help me to be diligent in living according to your will. I long to rest in your presence.

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