This is why God tells us to keep His Word in our hearts, on our minds, and to pass it down to our children. His Word is true power, which is why it is also listed as part of the Armor of God:
“Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Ephesians 6:17.
Just like a sword during battle, God’s Word should be close at all times so we may always be ready.
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God." Colossians 3:16 ESV.
So how can we use the weapon of God’s Word? We do what it says. God’s Word is no good to us if we only read it. However, when we take the Word to heart, study it, and do what it says, we are truly empowered.
"But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves." James 1:22 ESV.
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