The speech of God is to thee — His discourse, His self-disclosure, His mind uttering itself, His Spirit breathing itself in converse. 1. )Watched by GodC. II. And my speech is to Him — my discourse, my self-disclosure, my uttered mind, my soul expressing itself in audible thought. On the contrary, it is a trumpet call to decision. There cannot be any more perfect division or discovery in any dissection or anatomy than is here expressed.(G. The Word and its accompanying grace, with its doctrines, and promise, and ordinances, with the manifold ministrations of the Spirit, brings the mind altogether into a new condition. Depend upon it, there is not a superfluous verse in the Bible, nor a chapter which is useless. St. Paul likens the Word of God to the sword of the warrior, used as a weapon of the faith (Ephesians 6:17); the Book of Wisdom compares the almighty Word of God to a sharp sword, but uses a different word for "sword," evidently designating the sword of the destroying am, of, which executed God's mandate on the first-born of Egypt (Wisd. S. The New Testament What pains do we take to please, to give satisfaction, to win applause, to be admired if it may be so, at all events to avoid censure one of another. It any man would know the human heart, he must read the human heart in God's Book.". Last week we explored that situation and saw that the writer began his sermon to the group with soaring lines about the God who speaks (Hebrews 1:1-4). Further, the Word of God pierces to the joints that connect the natural and the supernatural. Hewitt.Can we indulge in sin since the eye of God is ever resting upon us? c. Whatever affects you spiritually will also affect you emotionally and physically. And hence it is this gospel which especially is called the Word.1. I believe in the beautiful summary of our Creed, and in the scriptural voice of our Chinch, "first, I learn to believe in God the Father, who made me and all the world; secondly, in God the Son, who hath redeemed me, and all mankind; thirdly, in God the Holy Ghost, who sanctifieth me, and all the elect people of God." Are there not some who would be ready to own that sermons have occasionally had on them a mighty and almost overcoming effect; so that they have felt constrained to give full assent to the truths uttered in their hearing, though these truths have convicted them of heinous offences, and proved them placed in terrible danger. -------------------- Minor Prophets Research shows how attitudes can create chemicals in your body that can be beneficial or harmful. Livingstone.The Bechuanas are excellent patients. The Word of God gets at the very marrow of our manhood; it lays bare the secret thoughts of the soul. It opens a man to himself, so that he may know himself in his moral actions and accountability.4. 1. On, where is Christ? GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point H. And yet all these are external, as such, to the very "spirit of the man that is in him." Hebrews 4:12 is often cited in our publications to show that the Bible has power to change lives, and it is perfectly proper to make that application. We live not on mere notions and impressions; we begin to apply our knowledge to our actual state and to our daily walk: we are delivered from hypocrisy, which is since the Fall the great disease of mankind. REFLECTIONS.1. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it pierces even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow. Once more, the Word of God pierces to the marrow. Do not make a crime of it. 7. This use of the word is frequent in Scripture (see John 5:21; John 6:63; Romans 8:11). They may be said to clothe themselves in that thick armour, the armour of indifference, and though dissection may be going on all around, they ward off from themselves the knife of the anatomist. It judges the thoughts and intentions of the heart. The life is such as to exert a perpetual energy within us: we might say, powerfully alive. Johannine Writings Consequence modified, which is a true description of Providence, tells of a power working which is no mechanical agency; in other words, of a mind purposing, and realising that purpose in ceaseless processes of adaptation. IV. H. Spurgeon.I. Universal anarchy, chaos, and desolation.V. I tell you no. Conscience is everywhere man's attribute; therefore Christianity has everywhere an evidence.(H. We should be induced to employ the most zealous efforts for the circulation of the Divine Word by means of printed copies, and the support of Christian ministrations, both at home and abroad. how often, "Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name."IV. In the correction of faults and errors. Oh that Christ would sing, pray, love, live in me! Prophets )God sees allA man who was in the habit of going into a neighbour's corn-field to steal the ears, one day took his son with him, a boy of eight years of age. The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, The surface is bared, and the depth within is opened up before it. Wherever it is preached, there is a conscience to act upon; amid all the derangements of humanity, a sense of right and wrong is never wholly extinguished, but even where that nature is most sunken, the principle is in action which applauds the cause of virtue and utters a protest against vice; and which, stirring up forebodings when the mind looks onward to death, witnesses powerfully to our living under a retributive government. If he could heal the sick; if he could hush the elements; if he could raise the dead; then, indeed, the wild denizens of the distant land might be expected to give ear to him as a messenger from heaven; but just standing as a defenceless stranger on their shores, what probability is there of success when he proceeds to denounce their ancestral superstitions, summoning them away from idols that they had invested with all the sacredness of Divine, and declaring as the alone Saviour of mankind, a Being who died centuries back as a malefactor? (William Gurnall. No created thing but is seen and manifest. I’m so glad to see you all here today. I tell you no. The Word of God is said to be "quick." Consequence modified, which is a true description of Providence, tells of a power working which is no mechanical agency; in other words, of a mind purposing, and realising that purpose in ceaseless processes of adaptation. God spoke the universe into existence. Who is able to stand before this might, Word? If you need as a minister, or a worker, anything that will cut your hearers to the heart, go to this Book for it. The images are borrowed from a court of justice, where the guilty is brought before his judge, convicted, and executed:(F. Rendall, M. Next, the apostle tells us that this Word is cutting, A sword with two edges has no blunt side: it cuts both this way and that. We have to do with Him, "groaning within ourselves, and waiting for the adoption: to wit, the redemption of our bodies"; and we are able to testify that it is through His grace that He has made us His children. Do we know that, in possessing, reading, and knowing the Scripture, we are under a mighty, solemn, and decisive influence, and that this Word judges us now, and will judge us at the last day? The Word of God is a personal word — it speaks to the personal being, as God made and as God sees him. We have to do with God as our RULER AND GOVERNOR. "Whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that through patience and through comfort of the Scriptures we might have hope." I dare not trust the sweetest frame. Like the sword, it searches out evil and destroys it; but it is sharper than the sword, because it penetrates into the region of spiritual life, whereas the sword can only divide joints and marrow, and its power is limited to the animal life. "For ever!" Order diversified, which is a true description of Nature, tells of a power which is no brute force; in other words, of a mind at work in its exercise. There is a Word of God in Nature. The Word is the seed, which appears insignificant, but which if received in good ground shows its vitality. A. Cox, D. D.I. Divine.2. If on thy soul,As thou dost read, a ray of purer lightBreak in - oh, cheek it not; give it full scope!Admitted, it will break the clouds which longHave dimmed thy sight, and lead thee, till at last,Convictions, like the sun's meridian beams,Illuminate thy mind. )God knows allGold Dust. We must have to do with Him, whether we will or not. On, where is Christ? she cried, on seeing me, "I am delivered; this book has saved me from dishonour. Even the Divine voices are many. No created thing but is seen and manifest. Burnet.When we perceive that a vast number of objects enter in at our eye by a very small passage, and yet are so little jumbled in that crowd that they open themselves regularly, though there is no great space for that either, and that they give us a distinct apprehension of many objects that lie before us, some even at a vast distance from us, both of their nature, colour, and size, and by a secret geometry, from the angles that they make in our eye, we judge of the distance of all objects, both from us and from one another — if to this we add the vast number of figures that we receive and retain long, and with great order, in our brains, which we easily fetch up either in our thoughts or in our discourses, we shall find it less difficult to apprehend how an Infinite Mind should have the universal view of all things ever present before it.(W. It leads you into the lower Christian life (John 3:30); it discerns the thoughts and intents of the heart, the hidden self-complacency, the hidden ambition and self-will; it enters into the very joints and marrow, the energies and sentiments, the motives and springs of our actions, the true character of our rejoicing and mourning, our elevations and depressions; and then you say with the apostle: I have no confidence in the flesh, in my old nature, in me, body, soul, and spirit, as I am of Adam. It cuts like a sword whetted on each side of the blade, piercing through to the place where the natural life of the soul divides from, or passes into, the supernatural life of the spirit. "As a man talketh with his friend," was God's own account of His communication with the hero-saint of Israel — then it was the privilege of the one or two, now it is the very birthright and citizenship of the promiscuous world of the redeemed. First, we find that the word of God is “living” (v.12). 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