Indeed, the word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.
Think of a two-edged sword. It cuts you through one way and then on the return swipe it gets you again. Some call it a double-edged sword.
Let me remind you that scripture is true above all truth. There is much historical evidence in lots of non-Jewish texts.
There are more than 5,000 Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic texts.
There is unity from Genesis to Revelation even though there are 40 plus authors, 3 different languages and it covers more than 1500 years.
It is brutally honest. It fulfills prophecy.
If it was at all improvised a good author would have changed out so many women named Mary’’.
There is abundant truth that Christ rose from the dead.
Jesus believed in the Old Testament.
Just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth” (Matt 12:40).
And scripture changes lives. Witness Peter and Paul and me and hopefully you too!