It is a beautiful thing to be the instrument of God’s word-wielding power to kill sin.
Having promises at hand that suit the temptation of the hour is one key to successful warfare against sin. But there are times when we don’t have a perfectly suited word from God in our minds. And there is no time to look through the Bible for a tailor-made promise.
So we all need to have a small arsenal of general promises ready to use whenever fear or craving threaten to lead us astray.
Here are a few of my most proven weapons:
1. “Fear not, for I am with you. Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10)
I have slain more dragons in my soul with that sword than any other I think. It is a precious weapon to me.
2. “He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:32).