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2/4/09

Word-Filled Wednesday: Fire

Welcome to my contribution to AmyDeanne's Word-Filled Wednesday. The purpose of this wonderful meme is to share God's Word through a photo and a Bible verse.

I've been thinking a lot about the power of God's Word in our lives, and I came across a verse in Jeremiah I had never noticed before. As soon as I saw it, I knew it would be my addition to Word-Filled Wednesday.

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"Is not my word like fire," declares the Lord, "and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?" Jeremiah 23:29 NIV
God's Word as a fire, burning away the dross of our sin and leaving only the purified image of its Creator. God's Word as a hammer, pounding at the hardness of our hearts and sin.

Great images to contemplate, aren't they?

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15 comments:

  1. Wow! That is quite the reminder. God's word sometimes does come to us as fire and hammer's. I think we need that sometimes. I like it better when He directs those things to other people though and not towards me :)...I love the open book on your header. Great visual and pretty colors

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  2. Oh WOW! I LOVE that scripture and picture. I'm going to go check this out again!

    Happy WFW!
    Beth

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  3. I know a song about this! (smile)

    "God's Word is like a hammer,
    That breaketh the rock in twain,
    A lamp to guide our footsteps,
    And a light on the stormy main,
    A sword that has two edges,
    And a mirror ourselves to see.
    Oh yes, this is the Book of Books,
    The B-I-B-L-E !

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  4. That is such a powerful visual!! Love it; It really strikes to the heart how strong God's word really is! Great WFW!

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  5. Oh Jo! AWESOME verse and super picture! I LOVE it!
    Huggles!

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  6. Powerful powerful powerful! Perfect!

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  7. I absolutely love this verse. It's one that my husband and I declare over our lives all the time.

    God's word is truly life.

    Thanks for sharing it.
    Have a great Word-filled-Wednesday.

    Vickie

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  8. This is simply amazing. I admit that although I have read the Bible 3 times this verse never jumped out at me for some reason. I can't believe I missed it! I love it, though, and the visual that you put with it is awesome! Happy WFW!

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  9. Wow! Love it! Thank you for sharing...

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  10. Feeling the heat of that fire today.

    peace~elaine

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  11. Yes the Refiners Fire, what true beauty it is!!!!

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  12. Yes, it does remind us of the power of His word. And it still amazes me that we have it right at our fingertips. We are blessed!

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  13. Wow, that is very powerful.

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  14. Great post! I love these words and the picture you made is wonderful.

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  15. Joanne.. wow.. very powerful indeed!

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