Word for the day by Christian Education Forum

 Life :To be reformed through the word of God. 

Scripture: Hebrew 4:12-13

For the word of God is alive 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.

In the heart of every believer, there exists a yearning for change, a desire for reformation. We look at our lives, our struggles, and our imperfections, and we long to be reformed—to be made new, to grow closer to the image of Christ. The passage from Hebrews 4:12-13unveils a powerful truth that holds the key to this transformation: the living and active Word of God.

The Word of God is not simply a static collection of words from God. It is living, life-changing and dynamic and has the power to pierce through the layers of our being with the incisiveness of a surgeon’s knife. Just as a surgeon's scalpel divides bone from marrow, the Word of God penetrates our innermost being, exposing the deepest corners of our hearts and minds. The transformative nature of God's Word is such that it reaches beyond our mere behavior and touches the thoughts and attitudes that drive our actions. It's not just about adhering to a set of rules but about aligning our very thoughts with the mind of Christ. The Word reveals the hidden motives, intentions, and biases that often lie beneath the surface. It unveils the stark contrast between our fallen nature and the image we were created to reflect.

Hence, the most humbling aspect of this transformational journey is the fact that nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Every corner of our hearts, every hidden sin, every secret ambition is laid bare before the eyes of our Creator. This is not a cause for fear, but a reason to rejoice. For in God's relentless love, He exposes our brokenness not to condemn, but to mend. It is comforting to realize that although God knows us intimately in all our flaws, He still loves us unconditionally.

As we embark on the journey of reformation, we must remember that this transformation is not a one-off endeavor. Our transformation should be continually reflected in our actions. The Word that exposes and reforms us should be mirrored in our lives daily. Our growth, our renewed attitudes, and our Christ-like actions are the evidence of the living Word's work within us.



Heavenly Father, as I think about the power of Your Word to reform my life, I am humbled by the depth of Your love and grace. I invite You to shine Your light into every corner of my being, revealing what needs to be reformed. Help me to embrace the journey of becoming more like Christ, and may my actions mirror the transformative work of Your Word within me. 

Thought for the Day
The Word of God is a living force that has the power to transform our thoughts, attitudes, and actions, making us more like Christ each day.
 Noel George, Long Island MTC, New York

Christian Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church

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