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Him With Whom We Have To Do

on February 8, 2012

Hebrews 4:12-13

12 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.  13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight.  Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

Many thanks to T for inspiring me today!!  She wants thoughts, so here we go!!

Yes, I have been called (accurately) an over-thinker.  Intense.  Too psycho-analytical.  Deep.  All true.

Ha!! This verse just explains my reasons for being the way I am!

If I am going to have to give an account to God, and nothing in all of creation is hidden from his sight, whoa, boy, I guess I better think about this stuff!!  Simple as that!

Living and active is God’s truth, meaning it’s a moving target.  I can’t get complacent.  I have to keep up with it.  It’s mystery, it’s a process, sounds like a lot of work to figure it out.

The truth keeps cutting deeper and deeper.  Just when I think I understand, I have to keep going, to the essence of the soul, the spirit, even my physical body.  The core is the heart, the keeper of my innermost thoughts and attitudes.  These thoughts and attitudes will be judged!

Whoa, this is deep!  Everything is uncovered.  Yikes, if that is the case, I sure want to know and understand what’s there!

Do you think I’m going to just take someone else’s interpretation or opinion, without analyzing it?  Sorry, no, I think this stuff is too important for that.  Will I gather all the opinions and info I can, and then think hard about it, discern for myself what truth I can glean?  Yes, that’s how I think I’ll try to get there.

T’s question was about God being referred to as “him with whom we have to do” in verse 13 (KJV) and I like that a lot.  Because we go through this process WITH God.  He is not separate, he is involved, we are together in this.  I think that’s an important thing to remember.

So, T, this is exactly why I do what I do.  And somehow, I bet you’re with me!

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