The Gospel of John begins thus:
1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
Many, many, many years ago we lived in a small rural community in the deep south. We were poor, but not so poor that we couldn’t afford an African/American lady to help mother in the kitchen.
An inside door was propped open with a black dictionary. I saw our helper come through that door and say (devoutly) ‘the Word of God‘ Well she was right.
Here’s the last verse in the Gospel of John:
“And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.”
The Word is not (just) this ‘holy book’ we call the Bible. It emanates from God; Those of us who see ‘that of God’ in you, (in me, in anyone) must realize that our words are the Word of God, just like John’s words. Whenever you witness to that of God in yourself, you’re speaking the WORD.
What did the writer of Hebrews 4:12 mean when he wrote:
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
I don’t think he was talking about any words in the Bible; I think it meant something else. What do you think?