This is the only way to contend with the spiritual attacks that so frequently beset us! As Ephesians 6:11 indicates, we must take our stand against the enemy’s tactics by putting on the full armor of God – and not just a few pieces of it.
We don’t use armor much today, but consider this one fact: a soldier’s armor pretty much covered most of his body (especially the vulnerable parts). I wonder – are we as disciplined in our spiritual lives?
Admittedly, I’m prone to lapses, as I find myself casting aside the shield of faith more often than I’d like – when I’ve grown weary from carrying it for so long. However, without a shield, what other meaningful defenses would a soldier have for himself when the fiery arrows of the enemy arrive?
The same holds true for us, too. Stand firm, dear friends, and let’s remember to use our armor – after all, it’s designed to protect us and see us through the challenging seasons of our lives. ✝️