I’ve always been fascinated by Paul’s description of the Full Armor of God from Ephesians 6:10-20. It’s a captivating passage that carefully catalogs the strength that God has given us as armor to protect and prepare a soldier for battle.
- The Belt of Truth
- The Breastplate of Righteousness
- The Shoes of Peace
- The Shield of Faith
- The Helmet of Salvation
- The Sword of the Spirit
The armor captures our imagination, but the verbs need to capture our attention! As vital as the armor is, it just doesn’t work if you don’t fasten it on, put it on, strap them on, and take them up!
God has placed limitless potential at your disposal. Yet, far too often, we feel weak and defeated. Our first question shouldn’t be about God’s provision, but our preparation. Have we, as Paul says in Ephesians 6:13, done all to stand firm?