Hebrews 4:12

Hebrews 4:12 (ASV)

12For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and quick to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Scripture Testimony Index stories for this passage

As he dutifully studied and meditated upon God's word, Watchman Nee soon found, much to his relieve, that only by trusting God fully can we enjoy rest in Him for “we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us” (2 Cor. 4:7).
By dutiful study of the scriptures and prayerful meditation, Rabi Maharaj was not only able to piece together the puzzles of his life; who he was, why he existed and what plan God had for him—but also, he was learning to understand the ways of God; the infallibility of His scriptures and God's plan for the world at large.
Having given his life to Christ, Clarence finds that to know the God of his salvation, he must begin by studying His word. So, he dusted his long-forgotten Bible and began a ride that was sure to transform his life. And every experience he had was subjected to the scripture conformity test.
Two pastors testify of Mr. Goforth's love and dedication to studying the scriptures, the very source of his spiritual power. Despite already having read the entire Bible several times over, Goforth continued this practice throughout his life. Even after going blind, he got someone to read the Bible to him daily.
It was the Gideon's Bible, placed on a dresser, in the very room a young girl was about to commit sin that convicted her, and helped her resist the devil. For she picked the Bible, read it and asked God for forgiveness before fleeing the scene completely.
Moody recalls a time when a pantheist tried to lure him away from Christianity after he had just converted. The pantheist argued that God was everywhere and nowhere, which left Moody feeling lost until he realized that the Bible provided evidence of heaven and God's influence on earth.
A believer who had become proud, conceited, and then had backslidden was restored to fellowship with His Savior by the convicting power of God's word.
For Sundar Singh, following daily in the footsteps of Jesus was the one overriding desire of his life and to achieve this, he made the Urdu Bible his one inseparable companion and studied it all his days!
John Townsend was studying to become a clergyman when the Word of God powerfully convicted him of his own unsaved state. John abandoned his vocational ambition and sought to first know the Saviour for himself.
Having no theological training, Kim used his time in prison to diligently study the scriptures like he had always wanted to. Day after day, every chance he got, until his release, he gave himself to studious meditation of the Bible.
A woman who loved religious writings more than the Bible felt guilty and prayed to God to make the Bible her first love. It took some time, but eventually, her prayer was answered, and the Bible became fascinating and delightful to her, surpassing any other book. She found a new depth, meaning, and charm in the sacred text, and it became a source of spiritual strength and joy.
Two daring Christians pushed their way through to the prime minister of Romania, Gheorghiu Dej, to whom they boldly declared the Word of God. Though they were imprisoned for their daring witness, their words had sown seeds that would later bear fruit in the heart of Gheorghiu Dej.
Some believers in Bulgaria were putting in incredibly long hours and risking their lives to make handwritten Bibles to meet the dire need of the underground churches in Bulgaria.
A sixteen-year-old girl was always asking to borrow Pastor Popov's Bible for the night, curiously he asked to know why one day and to his amazement found that she was spending the nights copying the Bible with her hands. Bibles were a contraband in Bulgaria but this young convert was doing her best to own one.
Thomas Sidney Cooper, a famous painter and Royal Academician, was brought to the Lord in 1889 after a long career as an artist. He wrote a simple yet beautiful confession of what the Bible had done for him, acknowledging that it had shown him his sin and the way to salvation through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
Watchman Nee was prepared for a sermon when then Lord, using His word, began to probe Nee's life and however hard he tried, he could not escape that double-edged sword and its convicting power.
It was after giving his life to the Lord Jesus that John Urquhart discovered the sheer importance of the Holy Bible he was gifted when he was leaving home. He found that by studying the Scriptures, he got to know more about the Lord Jesus who had saved him.
Jonathan Carswell writes about his excitement at God leaving us the Bible as the ultimate guide in his faith walk. He writes about the intimacy and constantly renewed knowledge he's come to enjoy through his study of the Bible with the help of the Holy Spirit.