“But now,” he said, “take your money and a traveler’s bag. And if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one!Luke 22:36 NLT
The sword here refers to the word of God. Jesus is telling His disciples to grab hold of the most important thing on the journey they were about to embark on.
-How do you then sharpen your sword(The word) once you have it?
Study to show yourself approved…(2Tim 2:15). The word you put in now will come handy for when it is needed.
Use this time as your study time. While memorizing is good, don’t beat yourself up when you are not able to. When you put it there, the Holy Spirit will bring it out of you when it is needed.
-Why do we need this sword(word)?
It’s an emblem of authority, power, triumph & protection.
In Summary, Jesus is reminding us to travel light,
to set aside every weight that slows us down(Heb.12:1), but most importantly, to have His word in our hearts.
Be safe under His wings.