7/26/14 Daily Devotion

Ephesians 6:17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Why would Paul refer to the Word of God as the sword of the Spirit? The ideology behind this statement is tied to the power that exists within the Word. When we think of a sword, we think of a powerful defensive tool, a tool that can be used when we come under attack. There are, however, restrictions. It is easy to purchase a sword. It’s even easier to reach for it in times of distress, but it will not do us any good if we do not know how to properly utilize its power. Without lessons, without practice, without the studying of techniques, a sword is just a long piece of metal. So it is with the Word of God. The Word of God is a powerful tool, as powerful as a sword. It can cut through any attempt of Satan to drag us down and pull us away from God, but simply owning a Bible does nothing. We must become schooled in its power as we embrace its teaching and trust in its guidance. For if we do not, we simply have within our possession a book.

Prayer Starter:

Lord, help me embrace the power that is found within Your Word.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

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