|Verse of the Week|
“For the word of God is active and alive, sharper than any double-edged sword.” -Hebrews 4:12
How incredible is this? Some may read this scripture and think it means that verses from the Bible are still applicable to our lives today. That’s true, but that is not all this is saying. This verse is telling us that the Bible, God’s word, is ALIVE. Indeed, it’s active and alive, sharper than any double edged sword. One way I’ve heard it described is that it’s not like a pool or a pond that you can get to the bottom of, it’s like a continual river with no end.
A question I often get is: which Bible do you read? People may open their Bible, see lots of “thee’s” and “thou’s,” and run for the hills. There is a beauty to these translations, but I know when I first started reading the Bible, I simply didn’t understand what was being said. If that’s you, I’ve got you covered.
The button below will allow you to download the Bible app, aka YouVersion. It has every translation you could want, so you can choose a style/language that you’re comfortable with. If you’re not sure, try NIV (New International Version) or NKJV (New King James Version). You could even do ERV (Easy to Read Version) or the ICB (International Children’s Bible). We read the ICB with the kids.
Not sure where to start? The app has free plans you can sign up for where you choose a topic (love, anxiety, money, etc.) and they select what you read each day. It’s awesome.
You will hear more from me in future posts about why we need to make Bible reading a part of our every-day routine, but for our purposes today, I encourage you to download YouVersion if you don’t already have it. You won’t regret it.