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

The sword of the spirit, which represents the Word of God. For a Roman soldier, the sword served as an offensive weapon against enemies. When sharpened, the sword could pierce through just about anything, making it a very dangerous tool.

To understand the connection between the sword and the Word of God, it is first important to understand the power of God’s Word, (Hebrews 4:12). Through God’s Word, we can distinguish between right and wrong. If we are lacking in knowledge of God’s Word, we will struggle to fight against the enemy.

However, those who seek God’s Word and abide by it will be blessed. As a result, we can strive to live in a way that is free from sin. His Word is the ultimate truth, and we can find confidence in knowing it is our greatest weapon.


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