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The Right Tool for the Job

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.”

2 Corinthians 10:3–6

Anyone who has ever tried to drive a nail with the handle of a screwdriver or the heel of a shoe knows that it can be very difficult to do a job with the wrong tool. Sometimes it is impossible. There is only one tool that will work, and no matter how hard we may try, we cannot do the job without the right tool. Spiritual warfare is one of those areas. The tool that we have been given is the Bible. Nothing else will suffice.

Charles Spurgeon said, “‘It is written.’ Stand upon it, and if the devil were fifty devils in one, he could not overcome you. On the other hand, if you leave ‘It is written,’ Satan knows more about reasoning than you do. He is far older, has studied mankind very thoroughly, and knows all our weak points. Therefore, the contest will be an unequal one. Do not argue with him, but wave in his face the banner of God’s Word. Satan cannot endure the infallible truth, for it is death to the falsehood of which he is the father.”

Every day we do not use the Bible to respond to temptation, is a day when we will be defeated. The Lord has not called us to do battle with our own weapons, but with His Word. It is our protection, our strength, our guide, our wisdom, and the sole weapon with which we can resist Satan.

Today’s Growth Principle: 
Rather than relying on our wisdom or power, we must use the Bible to overcome the enemy.

By Paul Chappel