“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Hebrews 4:12

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TODAY’S WORD…

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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.

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– Hebrews 4:12 (GNT)

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REFLECTION…

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God’s word is consoling and life-giving

to the open and humble heart

that listens out intently for God’s voice

as it seeks to be led by Him.

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God’s word, serves us

as strength for our faith,

food for our soul

and a pure and lasting source of spiritual life.

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But God’s word also inspires dread and panic

in those whose way of life and thinking it warns against.

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Those who foolishly persist with their self-centeredness,

appear to ignore the direction that God gives them,

or else they consciously misinterpret Scripture to suit their selfish ways.

However, deep inside it still bothers them,

and that is why they often angrily over-react to the word.

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"The word of His truth is hotter and brighter than the sun,

and pierces the very depths of hearts and minds"

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– St Justin

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We must remember that

the depths of a person’s heart,

his deepest thoughts, attitudes and intentions

– all lie open to God’s all-seeing eye.

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"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"

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– St Thomas

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PRAYER…

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My Lord and my God, Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.

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Holy Spirit, never stop showing me the way and giving me direction and advice.

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