Sunday, June 6, 2010

Time to cut through the.....

It's time to look at the only part of our armor that is not just for defense. It's time to look at the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. I love this part, because it's time to cut through the, shall we say, fertilizer, that the world tosses at us every day. It's time to cut through the excuses, the reasons, the blaming, the...well, manure, that keeps us from becoming the person God intended for us to be!

I love the Word of God. It has the ability to cut right through all the garbage that clouds our judgement. It somehow can make the murky waters of decision crystal clear. The Word can take the arguments of man and reveal them for what they are....
The Word has gotten a bad rap from many. I have no doubt that some have used God's Word like some sort of religious machete, swinging it willy nilly toward anyone who got in their way. But from what I understand, the Word isn't to be used like that. It is more of a weapon that destroys the things that would keep us from God...not something used to destroy us!
I know personally that I have had times of struggle when the Word of God has helped me make it through. It has cut through all the ropes and chains of confusion and given me hope to carry on. The Word has been a weapon to defeat the discouragement and lies that the enemy would try to use against me. His Word has been what can cut through the disception and bring TRUTH into focus.

The more of God's Word I know, the bigger/stronger my sword. I can go into battle with just a little of His Word, but that is a bit like charging into the fray with a pocket knife. Personally, I prefer a much sharper and more effective weapon!

There is much that has been written about the Sword of the Spirit, but one sentence keeps ringing in my head. It's time to cut through the's time to know God's Word.
Psalm 33:4-5 (Message translation):
For God's Word is solid to the core; everything he makes is sound inside and out.
He loves it when everything fits, when his world is in plumb-line true.
Earth is drenched in God's affectionate satisfaction.

Hebrews 4:12 - 13 (Message translation):
God means what he says. What he says goes. His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon's scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open to listen and obey. Nothing and no one is impervious to God's Word. We can't get away from it—no matter what.


Doug said...

Great article. thanks. Yes, after listening to news, advice, and more commentary on that advice...the Word of God seems so clear and valid.

Amy Sullivan said...

I really like the sentence stating the Word of God has "the ability to cut right through all the garbage that clouds our judgement". So true!