Behind Bars With The Lord of the Rings: Part 4, The Weapons of the Battle

As we continued to talk about the hobbits in the prison bible study, noting how they are the unlikely heroes of the story, the inmates made a comment about their weapons.

Everyone has amazing weapons in The Lord of the Rings. Gandalf has his magical staff. Legolas is pretty handy with his bow and arrow. Gimli swings an axe. And Aragorn has the legendary sword Andúril.

But what weapons do the hobbits weld?

True, they do have little swords. Froto has Sting. But by and large, the weapons of the hobbits aren't really traditional weapons.

"What are the weapons of the hobbits?" I asked the men in the study.

John shouted out, "The Fruits of the Spirit."

It was a great answer. And I agreed. The most potent weapon of the hobbits is their virtue. Humility. Perseverance. Compassion. Courage. Kindness. Goodness. Gentleness.

Faith, hope and love.

The hobbits become the heroes of the story because they are virtuous.

It's their goodness, humility and love for each other that make them the most formidable enemies of the Dark Lord.

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