Good morning people who know how to handle God’s Word correctly.
A drawn sword must be handled correctly to win a battle.
You don’t fight an enemy by holding on to the sharp end of a sword! Again, it’s a funny picture – or perhaps it’s a painful picture – but it’s a good picture. Naturally speaking, it’s obvious and no one would do it.
Soldiers hold a sword by the handle. Not only that, they hold the handle correctly. I’m sure if I picked up a natural sword and I had the unfortunate experience of fighting against an experienced swordsman, one of the reasons I would lose was because he knows how to handle a sword correctly and I have no idea!
The following Scripture is one that we need a re-visitation of in our lives today:
2 Timothy 2:15 NIV Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
The correct way to handle God’s Word is from a sincere desire to achieve God’s will, not our own. Walking in humility and submission to God goes a long way to handling His Word correctly.
What is your motivation for using God’s Word?