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November 7, 2023 | Daily Devotionals | November 7

The Sword of God’s Man

“The word of God is living and active.  Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to diving soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitude of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12)

The heart of God’s man is one huge scabbard loaded with the Word of God.  His tongue represents the sure and confident grip of a strong hand in the hilt, ready to unsheathe it at a moment’s notice and thrust it into any situation warring against him, his faith, and his commitment to God’s purposes.  This is our culture as God’s men and men of spiritual war.  We make sure we are locked and loaded, full of the Word.

Job is a picture of the priority and proximity of the Word of God to a soldier of God – Job 22:2; 23:12 talks about this.  Just like a SEAL’s best friend in a fight of his life, the best companion of a God’s man in a fight is the Word of God.  We cannot live without it, and we cannot fight without it.

In our contest against evil, Satan tries to get us sloppy with our sword by manipulating or twisting the Scripture to fit his objectives.  It’s subtle but effective disinformation the Bible calls “doctrines of the demons” (Timothy 4:1).

The sword of God’s Word in hands carrying a strong sense of identity in Christ, aware of their authority in Christ, and intent on the Holy Spirit are more than fit to fight evil.
Thank you Father for equipping me with the sword of the Word, may I use it honorably.

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