. . . it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow . . .

   (Hebrews 4:12 NIV)

 

The Word of God alone penetrates to show us everything involved within our spiritual and earthly lives. It penetrates our very physical life in the same way by confronting us with the most radical kind of separation: bones from marrow. Taken together, this means that God’s Word lays bare the entire person before God with absolute thoroughness. It completely reveals what is spiritual and what is fleshly about us all. There is no maturity and no healing without God’s kind of radical spiritual surgery.