Warfare—found 261 times in 252 verses

Variations: war, warfare, warred, warreth, warring, warrior, warriors, wars

Defined: dispute, conflict, or fighting

First usage: Genesis 14:2 (war)

Last usage: Revelation 19:19 (war)

Interesting fact: The Jews are an earthly people, promised an earthly inheritance, who warred an earthly and physical warfare. The church, however, is a spiritual people looking for a heavenly inheritance who fight a spiritual warfare (2 Corinthians 10:3-4; Ephesians 6:12). Failure to understand these basic truths has been the foundational error of a whole host of cults, schisms, and whole religions.

Bible study tip: Pay attention to peculiar wording in scripture. The wording of scripture serves to draw attention to a particular truth. Consider the wording of 1 John 1:10“If we say that we have not sinned, we make him [Jesus Christ] a liar.” Is it truly possible to make Jesus Christ a liar? No! This reminds us of the truth taught in Romans 3:4, “let God be true, but every man a liar.”


Sunday, Day 337—Church Day (no devotional)

Monday, Day 338—The Nature of Our Warfare

Tuesday, Day 339—The Enemy Identified

Wednesday, Day 340Church Night (no devotional)

Thursday, Day 341—Weapons of Warfare

Friday, Day 342—Amour for the Battle

Saturday, Day 343—The Character of a Soldier


Day 337: Church Day

Psalm 27:2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.