A Spiritual Biopsy (Hebrews 4:12-13)

For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two- edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.
Hebrews 4:12-13

Biopsies are taken in an attempt to understand a disease process more completely. A radiograph or CT scan may show a tumor or lesion in different parts of our body. A skin rash may be limited to the skin or be the first sign of a systemic disease. Each of these gives a clue that something may be wrong with our bodies and the doctors need additional information to make a diagnosis and properly treat it. Only a biopsy can provide this information.

What if God could take a spiritual biopsy of us? What if God were to sample our spirit, to see how strong is our faith and how devoted we are to Him? Jesus reminds us that, "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." (Matthew 6:21) Do our actions show that our treasure is seeking God's will rather than our own? Our actions give a clue, just like a radiograph or skin rash, to what our true nature is. But only God's spiritual biopsy would reveal the truth. And His spiritual biopsy is His Word which cuts through to our soul and spirit to reveal everything that is going on in our heart.

There are many pop psychology articles on the internet and bookstores that are replete with self-help pundits telling us what is wrong with ourselves and how to "fix" oneself. But is only when we hold up our lives to the truth of God's Word, can we immediately know our true spiritual health. God's Word is living and this is why, if we allow it, it will transform and continue to renew our mind to become more Christ-like.

If God took a spiritual biopsy of your life, what would He find?

Love and respect the Lord; seek His will in your life.