I recently read some thoughts on the Armor of God by Vanessa Estime. She mentioned the fact that the Sword of the Spirit should make us think of our daily battles against self and temptation to be a personal battle.
Think about it for a minute. A sword is for hand to hand combat, compared to say a button you push that launches a missile that fires and hits a target 3,000 miles away. Our daily battles are very real and very personal. Yes, there is a devil and yes, he knows exactly how to trip you up. But the good news is that God is bigger and more powerful. So, um, just make sure you stay on God’s side. Total victory!