by Randy Chambers, 2015-03-04
Hebrews 4:12, NIV: For the word of God is living 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.
If the Bible had a warning label, what would it say? Perhaps something like
this: “Warning: This Book contains active ingredients. Daily usage will result in
long term, and life changing effects. Side effects may include, but are not
limited to: personal joy, peace and contentment; compassion, grace, love, and
understanding for others; greater love and respect for God, deeper faith, and
victory over sin. Continued usage may result in a lasting transformation in
personality, character, and likeness to Jesus Christ. If no significant changes
are noticed, please consult the Holy Spirit immediately.” Many of us read labels
to know what is in our food, and medicine. It is important to follow medication
dosage instructions. And we cannot expect the medication to work if we don’t
take it. God has provided us what we need to experience joy, peace, victory,
etc. We simply must use it according to His instruction.