For the word of God is living and powerful . . .sharper than any double-edged sword . . . (Hebrews 4:12 NIV)

The writer of Hebrews was thinking of the Roman short sword, which was more like a dagger than a long sword. With its doubled-edged blade, this kind of sword was designed to cut both ways as it moved. If the author was writing today, he would say that the living Word of God has a slicing power that exceeds the sharpest cutting instrument, whether it’s a glass tube or a diamond wheel. This Word has a cutting edge that can reach a place where even those instruments cannot go—into the deepest parts of the human soul.

Live your life under God’s protection

When King David was running for his life, living in caves, he never lost his faith that he was protected.

Why? Because he knew God had his back – and He’s got yours, too.

So when times of trouble come into your life, remember that “Where is God?” might be the question that’s on your lips, but the answer is always: right where He’s always been. Working for the good of those who love Him, even when you can’t see it or feel it.

Pastor West’s new series, Living Under God’s Protection, shows you how you can live under God’s mighty shield, secure and safe through all of life’s storms and challenges.

And we’d love to send you a copy today as our thanks for your gift to share the message of God’s all-powerful, protective love with others who really need it in their lives.

So give now to help share God’s love – and be encouraged!