Rusting the Sword of the Spirit

I heard Mark Noll say this a while back, and it was really striking. May it not be true of me or you (cf. Matt 7:1–5):

The Bible has been a great weapon for attacking people you don’t like: “You shall not crucify me on a cross of gold!” It has been a much rustier sword when used on the self.

Author: Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.

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