Skillful With The Sword
Jesus, our example, quoted or alluded to Scripture more than fifty times in the book of Matthew alone. He often quoted it when people came to him with questions. He repeatedly quoted Scripture to the devil when he was tempted until he won the battle. Eleazar, one of David's mighty men fought against the Philistines until he couldn't release his fingers from the handle of his sword, but God gave him victory. Using this example, we are to keep swinging the sword of the Spirit until we win the battle.
To be skillful with the sword of the Spirit, we should also know when to use it as a weapon and when not to use it as a weapon. We must be careful not to use it as a weapon against other Believers or even ourselves. Do you have your sword? Are you skillful in using it?