“Hebrews 4:12 (NLT): For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.” This truth is alive. This truth is powerful. It’s sharp, meaning, it cuts through all the nonsense and tells you how things really are. In fact, if you have ever found yourself offended or a little uncomfortable with what is in this book, that’s a healthy thing. It means you are open and paying attention. It cut you a little, and it should, because it’s sharp. But the bible never cuts you like a knife does…on accident. It cuts you like a scalpel does, on purpose. The point is healing. The point is to cut away attitudes and patterns of thinking that hold you down. And notice where it cuts most often: your innermost thoughts and desires. These are like the engine that drives your life. The more you expose yourself to the word of God, the more God uses His word to transform you from the innermost to the outermost. It cuts deep, so that we can have deep and lasting change.