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Topic: The Pen is Mightier than the Sword (04/08/10)
TITLE: The pen and the Sword
By Yvonne Hood
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As I picked up my pen I thought about the great things pens have written down through the ages. “It’s a sure thing that the pen is far mightier than the sword,” I said out loud, For several centuries the pen was used by Scribes, Prophets and Apostles who were prompted by the Holy Spirit to give us the Holy Scriptures. However, the pen was also used by Adolph Hitler who gave the world Mein Kumph and by the girl who wrote slanderous things about another girl on her school’s poster board
The sword has been used just about as long as the pen but has been used as an instrument of war and as a determent of war. The sword is used today in the sport of Fencing, which shows how much instruments of war has changed.
We are taught in Ephesians 6:17 that we are to take on the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God. In Revelation 1:16 Jesus is described this way: “ In his right hand he held seven stars and out of his mouth came a sharp two edged sword.”
Both the pen and the sword then, are used for good and evil. Also, it seems true that the person using either of them is good or evil. So, if the sword is the Word of God and the pen writes the Word of God, both prompted by the Holy Spirit, they must have the same strengths.
2nd Timothy 3: 15-17 sums all this up beautifully: “From childhood you have known the sacred writings (sword) which are able to give you wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture (sword) is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the
y be adequate, equipped for every good work.”
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