God’s Armor (7)

Today we will talk about the last piece of God’s armor that Paul mentions — the sword of the Spirit.
Today most soldiers use guns to fight the enemy. But in Bible times, soldiers used swords. Just as a soldier needed a sword to defend himself, Christians need the sword of the Spirit as their weapon. But what is the sword of the Spirit? Verse 17b of our Bible Reading says “that sword is the teaching of God.” Where do we find God’s teaching? In the Bible!
In Matthew, chapter 4, we read that the devil tempted Jesus to sin. The devil tempted Jesus three times. Each time Jesus answered him with a command from God’s Word. Jesus did not sin. He used the Bible to defeat the devil.
God’s Word is our weapon against the devil. Study and learn from the Bible. Then you will be prepared to face the devil and defeat him!