For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12 NIV)
To most of us a sword is a long, edged piece of metal, used for cutting, thrusting, and as a weapon. For those of us who grew up watching cartoons, the image of Voltes V, carving a flaming letter ‘V’ in the body of an enemy ‘Beastfighter,’ would be how we would picture out the way someone would use a sword.