For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Often times we quote scripture to a friend or a stranger when they are going through a difficult time. There is something powerful in God’s spoken word that brings comfort to the hearer. The truth convicts, it restores, it protects, and it brings hope. And a well-timed Scripture reference placed upon our hearts to share with another is often just the medicine the doctor ordered. His words can be of great benefit to someone who is dealing with a disaster. That is, unless the hearer has yet to receive Christ into their heart and believe.
Unless the heart of the hearer has placed their faith in Jesus Christ and surrendered to Him, the words we speak may fall upon deaf ears. They might just sound like empty promises and not truths. The living word of God may not seem real to them because only God can change a heart and make His truths known. And as Christians we too can be guilty of reading God’s word and not having it bring comfort. Unless we constantly cling to His words and live them out in our daily lives and ask God to reveal Himself to us, we may find ourselves losing faith. Let’s make sure we keep our relationships tight with God so that the words we preach will be truths for all who hear (as well as ourselves), and in turn be powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword.