by Dr David Jeremiah
"Take...the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." Ephesians 6:17
Recommended Reading: Psalm 119:161-168
When the apostle Paul described the Word of God as the sword of the Spirit, he used an interesting Greek term for "word." He didn't employ the common word logos, but the word rhema. The meaning of rhema tends to emphasize the many sayings of God rather than the unified whole. All of the Bible is God's inspired and infallible Word; but often in our hand-to-hand combat in daily life, it's the specific verses and sayings of Scripture that we need.
Think of the Bible itself as the armory where the individual swords and daggers are stored. Paul's point isn't that we should always carry around a large black Bible for thumping and beating the devil, but that we have individual verses and statements from Scripture unsheathed in our minds and ready to use at a moment's notice.
When we memorize the many truths of the Bible and are prepared to use them, we've got a set of weapons to plunge into Satan as he tries to fill us with doubt, pride, and selfishness.
Are you working on a memory verse today?
"The Bible is the Word of God. Period. But in this Word of God, we find those particular sayings that God gives us each day for the battles of life." David Jeremiah
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