10 因為那進入神安息的人，就歇了自己的工作，好像神歇了自己的工作一樣。 11 所以，我們要竭力進入那安息，免得有人隨著那不順從的樣子就跌倒了。 12 神的道是活的，是有效的，比一切兩刃的劍更鋒利，甚至可以刺入剖開靈與魂，關節與骨髓，並且能夠辨明心中的思想和意念。 13 被造的在神面前沒有一樣不是顯明的，萬有在他的眼前都是赤露敞開的；我們必須向他交帳。
10for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his. 11Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following their example of disobedience. 12For 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. 13Nothing 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.
- Most of us believe that God’s word is important. But if we are honest, reading the Bible sometimes feels like a chore – less than enjoyable. Now, think about how important the Scripture is to me. What if I were unable to read or hear anything from the Bible for a year? Would I miss it? Why or why not? What does “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight” mean to me? In what ways have I experienced God’s Word to be precise and powerful, “sharper than any double-edged sword”?
- Start praying by thanking God for the gift of His Word. Ask Him to give me more passion and desire for it. Give God permission to let His Word to make me “uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him” in the days and weeks ahead.
- Memorize vv12-13 and use them as my prayer regularly as a way of asking God to make Scripture increasingly important in my life.
Prayer & Journaling:
Stay with God for a little longer. Continue to converse with God and listen to what he wants to tell me. Then write down any thought and/or prayer in the “Spiritual Journal” book.