Ephesians 6:17 tells us to: Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. This is part of the armor God provides for us to put on every day. The sword is the only offensive weapon we need.
Remember a sword needs to be sharpened if it is to remain useful—and it certainly won't sharpen itself. We need to set aside some time every day for regular Bible study. Through 40 Days in the Word we have learned marvelous techniques to study the Bible. Pick a topic you don't know as well as you'd like or a character trait you would like to improve and delve into it. Through continuous practice, we will keep our blades razor sharp and always be ready to defend the hope that lies within us.
Be wise today and always – handle your sword wisely