For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
— Hebrews 4:12 tniv
The Holy Spirit inspired Scripture and uses Scripture to teach, rebuke, correct, and train us so we can be useful to God and equipped to do good things in the world (2 Tim. 3:16-17). This means that the Spirit penetrates into the areas of our being using Scripture to remake us and make us more like Jesus (2 Cor. 3:18). The real question for me, and I think for you, is whether we are intentionally asking the Spirit to do this as we open the Word of God. Are we hungering and thirsting for the righteousness that only Spirit-led people can live?
O God, you are my God, and I hunger to be more like you in righteous character and gracious compassion. May the Holy Spirit have your way in my heart and remodel my life to be a living echo of the life of your Son, Jesus, my Savior. In his name I pray. Amen.