I keep a sword on my nightstand ! It is The Sword of the Spirit / The Word of God / My Bible ! As Christian Soldiers, the words of scripture provide us with our offensive weapon in our fight against the forces of evil.
St. Paul describes our protective armour, like the helmet of salvation, in Ephesians 6, 10 – 16. In verse 17, he mentions that the word of God is our spiritual sword.
My Bible is colourful ! I have used my pencil crayons to mark passages that I try to memorize. In times of trial or temptation, we can quote scripture, to defend ourselves .
Jesus himself used God’s word to defend himself when he faced ” Ye Olde Enemy ” , in the wilderness. He began his defense with : ” It is written”….