The Word of God is alive and active,
sharper than any double-edged sword.
It cuts all the way through,
to where soul and spirit meet,
to where joints and marrow come together.
It judges the desires and thoughts of the heart.
There is nothing that can be hid from God;
everything in all creation is exposed
and lies open before His eyes.
And it is to Him
that we must all give an account of ourselves.
– Hebrews 4:12-13 (GNT)
God’s word is consoling and life-giving,
but it also inspires dread in those who try to ignore it.
St. Justin tells us,
"The word of His truth is hotter and brighter than the sun,
and pierces the very depths of hearts and minds."
Perhaps that is why so many avoid reading Scripture,
or play it down,
or ignore it!
The depths of our hearts,
our deepest thoughts,
attitudes and intentions,
lie open to God’s all-seeing eye,
St. Thomas teaches,
"What a person does or thinks is expressed in his actions,
but one can never be sure of what motivates his actions.
That, however, is never hidden from God"
PRAYER FOR TODAY…
Keep Your eyes on me, O Lord my God.
Watch me securely in Your love,
protect me by Your power,
enlighten and lead me by Your Word.