And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
The sword of the spirit is unique in that it can be used as both a defensive and offensive tool. While God’s Word can protect us from the lies of the enemy, it can also counter-attack.
So, how can we use the sword of the spirit in our lives? We are not meant to keep the knowledge we gain from God’s Word to ourselves. When we are asked to defend what we believe, we can use God’s Word to point back to Him.
Sometimes, it is not easy to take up our swords and fight against the enemy. However, we are not called to do this by our strength. When facing trials, we can find peace in knowing that God is on our side. I encourage you to take up the sword of the spirit in your daily life.