12 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.
13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God.
Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes,
and he is the one to whom we are accountable.
Read the Bible every day, without fail.
And we each will then know the enormous truth of those 2 verses.
Since January, 2003, I've been reading the Bible every day without fail.
I know EXACTLY what those 2 verses are talking about!!!
And I wouldn't have it any other way.
Btw, if we read every day, we will also know the enormous reality of the next 3 verses, too
14 So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven,
Jesus the Son of God,
let us hold firmly to what we believe.
15 This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses,
for he faced all of the same testings we do,
yet he did not sin.
16 So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God.
There we will receive his mercy,
and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.