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.