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The Word is a sword
Pastor Mike Novotny
by Pastor Mike Novotny
May 27, 2024

My friend Ben realized he had forgotten his Bible when we were a state and a half away from home on the way to a Christian conference. To Ben, a Bible-less start to the week was a big problem.

I can see Ben’s point. You and I are in a spiritual war against the devil, the world, and our own sinful nature. No wonder Ben wanted a sword in this fight.

“Take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 6:16,17).

Imagine hand-to-hand combat without a sword. A helmet and shield would help, but it’s hard to win a fight without a sword. Thank God that the Spirit inspired one.

The Bible is the way we battle for God’s blessings. When the devil swings his sword of shame at our throats, we raise the Bible and quote, “There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1). When the father of lies declares we are too far gone for God, we decapitate the deceiver with a Braveheart-esque cry, “It is by grace [we] have been saved!” (Ephesians 2:8).

Ben was no fool to fidget without his Bible. Neither are you. Take up the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, and stand your ground today.