A Most Powerful Weapon

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I shared with Faithful Devotions readers about the importance of wearing our spiritual armor. Sometimes, even when we go out "fully dressed" to do what the Lord has called us to do (such as homeschooling our children, as I do), we can still feel vulnerable to attacks from others.

One way to protect ourselves from attack is by using the sword of the Spirit, the Word of God, which is found among our spiritual armor (Ephesians 6:17).

How powerful IS the Word?

It helps to bring conviction and clarity to our lives:

"For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart," (Hebrews 4:12 NASB).

We are able to do everything that God calls us to do, through the power available in the Word:
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,  so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work," (2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV).

God's Word is a place of comfort and shelter:
“As for God, His way is blameless; The word of the Lord is tested; He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him," (2 Samuel 22:31 NASB).

It is our spiritual food, and we cannot live without it:
"But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God,’” (Matthew 4:4 NASB).
 
It helps us to know other believers by their fruit:
"The one who says, 'I have come to know Him,' and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;  but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked," (1 John 2:4-6 NASB).

Of course, these are just a few of the myriad examples in the Bible.

What others can you think of?




Comments

  1. 14 And the Word (Christ) became flesh (human, incarnate) and tabernacled (fixed His tent of flesh, lived awhile) among us; and we [actually] saw His glory (His honor, His majesty), such glory as an only begotten son receives from his father, full of grace (favor, loving-kindness) and truth.
    John 1:14
    Jesus is the Word!

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