Read, Meditate, Delight, Obey: II. Rightly Handling God’s Word
In our last post, I mentioned some translation issues with 2 Timothy 2:15. Let us look at that entire passage: “Remind them of these things, and charge them before God not to quarrel about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers. Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,…
Spiritual Warfare XI: Final Thoughts About the Sword of the Spirit
As we conclude our discussion of the sword of the Spirit, I believe it is important to remind ourselves how to properly wield it. It is easy to misuse the sword of the Spirit, and such abuse can be devastating. Therefore, I offer a few final thoughts.
Spiritual Warfare X: Using the Sword of the Spirit
“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).
Spiritual Warfare IX: Introduction to the Sword of the Spirit
God’s word is a weapon. We do not trifle with it. It is not a toy. We must not manipulate or misuse it, but we must use it boldly in battle. We should expect it to powerfully accomplish its purpose, either to build up or to tear down. It is a vital tool in our…
Spiritual Warfare II: Destroying Strongholds with the Sword of the Spirit
Since we are dealing with a spiritual enemy, our weapons are spiritual. In Ephesians 6, Paul refers to the Word of God as the “sword of the Spirit.” He then urges us to pray. Scripture and prayer are our two primary weapons. The sword of the Spirit is particularly useful for destroying strongholds.