Have you heard the Word of God is called The Sword of the Spirit? It is our one offensive weapon in this spiritual battle called life. It's important we know how to use our weapon or the enemy will use it against us.
If you go to Luke 4:1-13 Satan confronts Jesus after His 40 day fast. Three temptations are recorded. In the final one Satan actually uses The Word of God to prove his point. Of course he twisted it to serve his own purposes. It didn't work because Jesus, who is the Word of God, knew how to fight back. In the entire time of the temptation Jesus never argued with Satan. He just used the Sword of the Spirit effectively.
Have you ever seen a sword fight in a movie or on TV where one of the fighters is wholly inadequate with his sword? Often what happens is he drops it because he hasn't practiced. He has no clue how to use it. So, when he drops it the enemy picks it up and uses it against him.
We need to know the Word of God. We need to know it well if we want to be armed spiritually.
The only way to know it well is to spend tons of time in it letting it change us. This should go on for the rest of our lives. We can never know it too well. Professional fighters constantly train with their weapons even if they ar really good. When they quit training they rusty.
And we spiritual warriors need to do the same thing. We too can get rusty. We too can not realize how to use the power in our weapon.
Tomorrow maybe I'll mention the other stuff in our spiritual arsenals. Or, you can check out Ephesians 6 yourself.
Thanks for reading.