Saturday, October 6, 2012

Armor (Featured Daily Devotional)

Day 6



Ephesians 6:11

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

   The newest innovation in body armor for soldiers and police officers is liquid gel. Military developers have invented a new super gel that’s lighter to wear than traditional bulletproof vest, yet more effective. The fluid has special particles that collide and lock together when disturbed, forming a hard surface that absorbs and stops projectiles. It’s cooler and more flexible to wear, and soon coming to a police officer near you.

   The believer’s armor is flexible and strong; and in this hostile world it’s never safe for a Christian to leave home without it. As described in Ephesians 6, we need the utility belt of truth, the vest of righteousness, the shield of faith, the shoes of evangelism, the sword of Scripture, and the helmet of salvation.

   Just as we wouldn’t think of walking out the door unclothed, let’s not leave home without the protective covering of our armor. Consciously put on each piece daily, and guard against the devil’s wiles.

Recommended Reading: Ephesians 6:10-18


Soldiers of Jesus Christ, take up the arms which the Apostle has set before you, cover yourselves with them from head to foot, seize the sword of the Word of God, wield it courageously, and the victory will be assured, and after the victory the crown. (1)

Rev. Jeremias Bonomelli, Bishop of Cremona

(1) Jeremias Bonomelli, New Series of Homilie: Volume 4 (NY: Benzinger, 1909) 263-264

From: David Jeremiah’s “Turning Points” Magazine & Devotional

Turning Points