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Friday, January 9, 2015

Armor of God by Samantha W.



Armor of God Pt. 1 of 2
Samantha W.

Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. Ephesians 6:11 NIV

We as Christians are in spiritual warfare, that’s why it is important for us to be fully equipped soldiers in God’s army. The armor of God isn’t anything physical. Nevertheless, Paul brings forth clear examples of what we need using examples everyone can relate with.

Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist. . .

Belts are designed to support. So it is with truth. No matter what we do or believe, truth must be the supporting factor. If truth's not founded at the center of our lives, we are just chasing after illusions.

. . .with the breastplate of righteousness in place. (Ephesians 6:14 NIV)

Righteousness means right standing with God. This isn’t something we earn, but when our hearts are pure, God credits us with righteousness through Jesus Christ. A physical breastplate helps to protect our hearts. Paul makes this comparison to warn Christians to protect their hearts from wrong motives.

And with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. (Ephesians 6:15 NIV)

Could you imagine running on a rough path with no shoes? It would be equally hard to do what God calls for us without the assurance and peace that we are safe in His care. The minute we have no peace, we need to stop and pray for it, for it equips us with a readiness to stand firm in our faith.

Next month, I’ll bring up the last three pieces of armor mentioned. See you then!

2 comments :

PAMELA WOOTEN said...

This is something we need to do daily! Even if you do not see it, the armor is there, if you use it!

Hillary Koenig said...

Pamela, that is so true!

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