November 9

Posted on Nov 9, 2018

“Let the saints be joyful in glory; let them sing aloud on their beds. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand” (Ps 149:5-6). “The word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Heb 4:12). “These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword” (Rev 2:12). Charles Spurgeon tells of a renowned general who, as he approached his king, stumbled over his sword. “I see,” said the king, “your sword is in the way.” “Your Majesty’s enemies,” the seasoned soldier replied, “have often felt the same.” The thrill, of course, for the warrior of the King of kings is this: When we enter the field of battle, we see that the enemy has already been here and the landscape is littered with the dead. Then, as the Spirit’s sword—the Word of God—enters in, those who allow it to penetrate, rise up in newness of life!

Today’s Reading: Acts 11-13   Memorize: Titus 2:11