2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
Written by: Brett Humphrey
When we look at the Armor of God, the primary offensive weapon is the sword, and it is powerful. I’ve always liked movies with epic battles utilizing swords, especially “The Lord of the Rings” series. I watch them every year. After each battle, the characters sharpen their swords, so they’ll be prepared for the next encounter with the enemy. Not only do they keep their weapons sharpened, but they also train with them so they will improve and defeat the enemy.
When we study God’s Word and allow the Spirit freedom to work in our lives, He teaches, rebukes, corrects, and trains us in righteousness. Not only does this help us grow in our relationship with God, but it also helps us prepare for the battles we face in our lives. It’s easy to use God’s Word to point out things that other people should be doing, but instead, we should always ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the items He wants to change in our lives so we can be more like Jesus.
Thought of the day: Use God’s Word to defeat the enemy in your life. Practice by reading God’s Word and asking the Holy Spirit to show you the verses you need to defeat the enemy today.
Prayer: Father, thank You for Your Word and for giving me the weapon I need to defeat the enemy today. Holy Spirit, please reveal to me the verses I need to fight the battle I’m in. Jesus, I want to be more like You, so please help me learn how to do that through your Word.