It is humbling to discuss the weapon called the sword of the spirit. God’s word. I have been in relationship with the Lord for 54 years. During those many years, there were days I could not find time to read the word. At other points, I would try to complete a plan and read the Bible through in a year, so I could check off a box. In college, My mentor taught me how to memorize scripture in quantity and it gave me a new love for the Bible.
Roughly 20 years ago, my dear friend Brian challenged me to be and keep him accountable to do meaningful devotions. I have spent most days in search of the wonders that God’s word had to offer. Each morning, no matter the circumstance, His truth guides me, comforts me and often helps me to just hang on and not quit. This Bible has armed me against the many and skillful attacks from the world and the enemy.
I am by no means perfect. Like David, I am a frail human being, subject to sin and to independence from God. The beautiful thing is that God’s Spirit helps to guide me to His truth in both good times and in bad. His word has truly led the charge in being a husband, a father, a professional and a volunteer in the community.
We do all things as if we are doing them for the Lord, not for men. His word teaches us selflessness, giving, patience, peace, faith, and love. It is an understatement to say it is mightier than a two-edged sword. In current times, I would say it is mightier than a Next Gen rifle or nuclear warhead! It is smarter than an AI led drone in surveillance and more discerning than the best of military intel. God’s word is my comfort, guide, and weapon of choice as I walk in this spiritual war, we call life!
God Bless You
Hebrews 4:12 says, “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.”
Ephesians 6:17-18— and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.
2 Timothy 3:16– All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
Matthew 4:1-4–Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4 But he answered, “It is written,
“‘Man shall not live by bread alone,
but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
Psalm 119:11,105—11.Your word I Have hidden in my heart, so that I might not sin against You!
105–Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.