The Greek word "logos" means "reasoning expressed by words" and words are meant to be written down. The writer is instructing the reader as to the nature of holy scripture, which must have the characteristic of piercing the soul of man and judging his actions. Paul was referring to the written word at the time: Jewish Scripture as he quotes King David's work in Psalms. How do you think David received the words he wrote down? Was he aware that God was speaking through him as the writer suggests in Hebrews 4:7? Was Paul aware that he was writing scripture.
Not all words are meant to be written down.
But you are still not understanding what I am asking. What in the text here in Hebrews, leading up to this verse, leads you to believe that the author is speaking about scripture? Can you quote from the text what leads you to that conclusion? That is all I am asking you.
I suppose in addition to that, I might ask you what you think the difference is between Christ (the WORD of God), and what is written.
David recieved the words he wrote from the Spirit. I believe he was aware, yes... but I do not believe that Paul considered that his personal letters to congregations were meant as scripture. Certainly not all of what is contained in them IS scripture, since he, himself, states in one place that something is from God... and something else is from him, but he THINKS he understands it correctly, as from the Spirit.
Christ is not the Spirit. If he were then Matthew 19 would say to baptize in the name of the Father and the Son/Spirit only. Rather, it says to baptize in the name of all three, not two.
Paul himself calls Christ the Spirit. 2Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. (There are also only two names. The Father has a name; the Son has a name; the Spirit, if He is a third entity, does not have a name. But He does if He is Christ.)
That's why King David said " Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts." Scripture is counsel and a human in a state of pride (a hardened heart) will not heed the counsel. It would be like going to a professional counselor, but then not taking their advice. The words were written down to be applied. That's how you test scripture, by applying them in your life and observing the results. You can even watch others apply and observe their results. The confimration is attained by trial and error, like everything else. Paul claimed that scripture, no matter how old, will always retain value for " teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness ." If someone doesn't get any value out of Christian and Jewish Scripture, they haven't applied the word correctly.
First... yes... if you HEAR his voice. In faith, in spirit. Do not harden your heart against Him or what you hear from Him. Some do... because they are listening to another voice. Such as the voice of their own religious leaders. When His voice conflicts with theirs, some/many will listen to their voice, and their voice will be how they see the sciptures (according to their religious leaders' interpretations).
Some may hear the truth in something that is written, yes, because of the spirit within them, confirming or teaching them,helping them to see.
You can, however, test scipture simply by asking Christ and listening to what the Spirit teaches (the spirit will lead you into all truth)... and against love... and against what CHRIST is written to have said. Because Christ is the Truth.
I am not saying that there is no value in what is written; indeed it may point TO Christ, and teach ABOUT Christ. A witness. (or rather, many witnesses) Only that what is written is not what we are told to turn or listen to... that is CHRIST. The bible is not the Word, Image, and Truth of God... God sent His Word, Image, and Truth in a man, who is now Spirit (the man was Truth; the Spirit is Truth): Christ.
We are to listen to Him. No one and nothing else OVER Him.