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The Sword of the Spirit

Anchor Devotional - 03.13.17


“Jesus answered, ‘It is written: Man does not live on bread alone.’”

Luke 4:4

Satan tried to play on Jesus’ weakness from His 40-day fast. “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread,” Satan taunted. Jesus fought back, attesting to His identity in God’s promise: “Man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD” (Deuteronomy 8:3). The enemy flung more temptations, but Jesus countered each with the Word of God.

Scripture is powerful and freeing. I found this to be true while in poverty-stricken and HIV-ravaged Lesotho, Africa, where I ministered in a prison. Yet hope was renewed when I presented a copy of God’s Word to several incarcerated women. Bibles are a rare commodity there, so when each woman received her own, an explosion of praise to God rang out!

If you desire a life filled with faith, hope, and the assurance that your identity is linked to the love of God the Father, take time to read the Father’s love letter to you, the Bible. Through it—the sword of the Spirit— you will be able to take your stand against the devil’s attacks.

Scripture Focus

Ephesians 6:1-17

Insight

“A Christian has no right being in a fight unless it’s a spiritual fight” (Charles Stanley).

Read the Bible

  • Numbers 21-22
  • Psalm 72
  • John 13