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Thursday, May 24, 2012

God's Word and a Hammer.

Jeremiah 23:29 (King James Version)
Is not my word like as a fire? saith the Lord; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

A Hammer is a fit instrument to break rocks, and beat stones in pieces
The Word of God is prepared by the Almighty, a fit means to break in pieces the stony, and rocky hearts of sinners.
A Hammer can do nothing of itself without the hand that uses it.
The Word of God cannot of itself break in pieces the sinner’s heart:  God must use it by the hand of the Spirit, if ever it accomplish that for which he sent it.
According to the strength, design, and wisdom of the workman, a Hammer does effect this or that.
So according to the design, wisdom, and strength the Holy Ghost is pleased to put forth upon the heart of a sinner, is the nature of the work that is effected or accomplished thereby.
A Hammer is not only a fit instrument to break things in pieces withal; but also to drive home nails, and to clench and fasten them also.
So the Word of God in the hand of the Spirit is very useful to drive home and fasten (1.) the nails of conviction:  (2.) To drive home and fasten precepts; (3.) To drive home and fasten promises.  God is the great Master of assemblies, who fastens the words of the wise as goads and nails.  (Ecclesiastes 12:11)
Let us have the word of God break our hard and rocky hearts.
Let us each consider the truth of the word, the power of the word and authority of the word.
Today let us decide to read it daily, and consider the sufferings of Christ. Cry to God that he would be pleased to take the hammer of the word into the hand of the Spirit, and break our rocky hearts.

Dear Lord we pray that today would be the day the we would read Your word daily. We pray that we would let it mold our hearts to be what You would have of them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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