In one of my classes, we have been studying the decision making process in reference to the armor of God. I've had a blast working on my summary papers - so I wanted to share them with you. It's just some fun thought for the day. Take it or leave it, just for kicks
Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edge sword piercing even to the diving asunder of the soul and spirit, and the joints and the marrow, and is the discerner of thoughts and intents of the heart.” The word of God is always referenced to the scriptures and modern revelation. I know that to be true. I also believe His word to us, that whispering of the Spirit is our personal revelation, our own scripture.
According to the Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, (an excellent resource by the way), the word ‘quick’ in Greek means; “to live, life, lifetime, live, alive, lively…”“For the word of God is [alive], and powerful, and sharper than any two edge sword…”
God’s words are alive within in us and we have access to know, feel, love, trust and discern. That is our revelation, our scripture.
Revelation in the Scriptures:
More than we realize, the voice of the Lord is ever present during and after we have immersed ourselves in the scriptures. In 2Nephi 32:3 we can know the language of angels. They speak by the power of the Spirit, the words of Christ. When we feast on His words, our soul will be pierced and we can discern and be instructed to all things that we should do.
Against the battle of sin, in declaring and defending the faith, we can know the answer to every question. When we have the Spirit, we can proceed with the tongue of angels.
Continuing on in verse four of 2Nephi 32, if we cannot understand what we should do in our decisions, it’s merely because we did not come to the door of the Lord and knock. We’ll be left in the dark if we don’t reach for our sword, reach for the rod, and become alive in His word.