Word for Today
The Word (48)-the word of God is your SWORD.
“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 6:17)
The word of God is your spiritual sword with which you wage war. Imagine yourself being at war front in the physical sense without your sword or any weapon. Some Christians behave as if they have fulfilled all righteousness, once they ‘go to church’ with a big bible in their hands.
Many Christians lack the understanding that Christianity is a spiritual warfare. We are at war. It is a war between light & darkness. It is a battle between faith and doubt. It is a fight between good & evil. It is a battle between truth & lies. It is a battle between good health and sickness. It is a battle between coldness and hotness. It is a battle between knowledge and ignorance. It is a fight between justice & injustice. To be a winner in these battles of life, you need to learn increasing spiritual understanding. You need to put on your full armour of God (Ephesians 6:11). Lack of humility has deprived many from learning, partly due to the simplicity of the gospel.
Apostle Paul admonished his spiritual son, Timothy:
“Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses” (1Timothy 6:12).
My prayer is that before you complete your sojourn on earth, you will be able to say as Apostle Paul: “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith…” (2Timothy 4:7-8).
Father, please, give me the grace to be a winner in the battles of life in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.
Dr Ben Bassey is a consultant psychiatrist based in the UK.