In the Scriptures, the Word of God is often compared to that of a sword.

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. – Eph 6:17

So if we as Christians are given a sword, to defend ourselves against the enemy, does that mean the enemy also has a sword? If two are at battle, often the weapons they have are the same.

It is He that gives salvation to kings: who delivers David His servant from the hurtful sword. – Ps 144:10

Here David is seeking to be delivered from the hurtful sword. What’s that?

 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. – Eph_6:16

Is this what we use our sword for, to quench the fiery darts? Or to hurt others?

There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health. – Pro_12:18

I have heard a preacher say, the armor of Eph. 6 was not to attack but for defense, because the enemy will attack all whom he can “devour.”

Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. – Jas_4:7

In Psalm 64 verse 3, the enemy used their tongue “like a sword.” They took “secret counsel to shoot…at the perfect.”

But only in the sword of the Lord, is the truth. Let us take up our armor and resist the lies of the devil.

“…his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords. Cast your burden upon the LORD, and He shall sustain you: He shall never allow the righteous to be moved.” – Ps 55:21b,22

2 thoughts on “Words

  1. Wow, I never knew there were so many verses where words were paralleled to swords! Great job, Michelle!

    Something interesting I noticed one time in reading the verse you mentioned from Eph.6 is that it is the “sword of the Spirit” — or the “Spirit’s sword.” In other words, we use our words (and also His Word) to cut each other up into pieces, but maybe that’s not our place at all. It’s the “Spirit’s sword.” Let Him do the cutting. He’s the only One who can cut skillfully, like a surgeon, where it will be beneficial.
    Just a thought. 🙂

  2. Yes, there are even more. A great study I am still wanting to finish…

    Good Word Kelli. “In other words, we use our words (and also His Word) to cut each other up into pieces, but maybe that’s not our place at all. ” That’s why I like the thought of “defending” instead of “attacking.” Even the devil can use God’s word to attack. The son of man came to set people free..not to entangled and bind them again. Gal. 3

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