Ginrich's Devotional Blog

February 28, 2017

On Guard

Filed under: Bible,Christ,Christian,devotion,faith,God,God's Word,Holy Spirit,Jesus,prayer — by ginrich @ 10:54 pm

Matthew 10:17-18 17 Be on your guard; you will be handed over to the local councils and be flogged in the synagogues. (NIV)

 The disciples were told to be on their guard.  We are told the same thing.  We are to be on our guard by wearing the full armor of God.  It is described in Ephesians 6 beginning with verse 11.  I’ve written on the different parts of the armor so I won’t repeat all of them I just want to call you attention to the shield of faith and th sword of the Spirit.  To be able to hold the shield of faith to guard ourselves we must exercise the faith.  A week or unused faith won’t be able to hold the shield for protection.  At the same time we hold the shield of faith we need to be on the offensive with the sword of the spirit.  God’s word is the sword of the spirit.  If we don’t read, study, meditate and memorize the Word of God we will not be able to defeat the things that come against us.  We must ask ourselves how we are doing with those 2 parts of God’s armor.

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