Hebrews 4:12 niv

sword

His Word, the Bible, is one of the ways God communicates with us.
In it we learn what He wants and expects of us.
His sword is not used to destroy us but to shape us into His image.
It may hurt to have the dross cut away but the results will be heavenly.

Has the double-edged sword cut you recently?
What did you feel afterward?
Relief? Anger? Sadness? Gratitude? Loved? Confused?

Blessing this day of grace,patricia

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Isaiah 49:2 esv

handThe servant is armed by God.
His weapons are sharp and swift.
He is prepared to fight his enemies up close or from a distance.
He was hidden for a time but no longer.

What is your strongest impression of Jesus; a lamb or a lion?
When you think of Jesus which image comes to mind most readily?
Why?

Blessings this day of grace,

patricia

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Ephesians 6:17-18a esv

knight

The armor of God is our protection against evil.  
The sword of the Spirit, the word of God, is our weapon against evil.  
When we know the word of God we have the strongest defense.
With the word of God and constant prayer we will not be defeated.

Do you know God’s Word?
Do you pray without ceasing?

When the attacks come what do you use to defend yourself?

Blessings this day of grace,

patricia

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