OUR BATTLE ARMOR!

Many in this life are concerned about battles. That is as it should be as on occasion evil needs to be confronted and defeated (ex. Nazism, radical Islam). The battle that should be uppermost in our hearts and minds though has eternal consequences for it is a spiritual battle. That battle is ongoing every day and involves all ages.

The battle uniform is laid out in Ephesians 6:10-17. In this battle you need truth, righteousness, the Gospel of peace, faith, the Word of God, knowledge of salvation and the power of the Holy Spirit. The spiritual hosts of wickedness are all around us and they must be defeated whenever or wherever they appear.

If we prepare ourselves in this fashion then we will be that light that overcomes darkness (Romans 13:12) like a beacon on a hill. the key is that our character must be one God would approve of. In 2 Corinthians 6:7 we are told that we must be righteous on all sides. There are many who feel they are living as God would want them to but what is the standard God has put on their hearts and where is that truth recorded? For the Christian it must be the inerrant Word of God (Ephesians 6:17) which is our Bible.

For others their philosophy of truth is in other books or religions none of which contain the true Word of God. Those documents and thoughts are works of the flesh carnal in nature. The Bible contains the Knowledge of God and it alone can bring every thought captive to obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:4-5). Indeed the knowledge of God given us in Scripture is OUR BATTLE ARMOR.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Spiritual armor of God is apparel of which God approves.

DEVOTIONAL VERSES FOR TODAY: Ephesians 6:10-17 “the armor of God”.

PRAYER FOR TODAY: Lord cover me with Your spiritual armor.

QUESTIONS TO THINK ABOUT:

  1. What kind of battles are there in the physical realm?
  2. Have you taken on the full armor of God and become a beacon of light?
  3. Why is the Christian Bible the only true Word of God?
  4. Which Bible do you read and why?

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