Read: 1 Samuel 13-14
Marked: 1 Samuel 13:22, So it came about, on the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people who [were] with Saul and Jonathan. But they were found with Saul and Jonathan his son.
Saul and his son Jonathan were the only ones armed with swords, but no weapon of any kind was found in the hand of any of the people.
In Ephesians 6:10-18 we are advised to put on the whole armour of God which includes the sword of the Spirit, the Word of God. Yet so many Christians go out missing pieces of the armour of God and are easily picked off by the enemy.
It may be the helmet of salvation. Many believers are unsure of their salvation in Christ. They doubt, they fear, they fall back into fleshly habits. Or it may be the belt of truth; being unsure of what they believe or why they believe it. This results in being tossed to and fro and carried about by every wind of doctrine (Ephesians 4:14).
But the one component that most forget, and which completes the ensemble, is the sword. We don’t know how to use it. How to thrust, and parry, and block. We are untrained and unknowledgeable in its use and are left defenceless.
Christian, take your sword to sword practice, every day. Take your Bible to church and become proficient in its use and you will never be defenceless.