Ginrich's Devotional Blog

November 4, 2018

Why Armor

Filed under: devotion,God,Jesus,Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 8:34 pm

Ephesians 6:13 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. (NIV)

We’ll be in this section for a few days.  The first thing we must look at is the word “therefore.”  Therefore, refers to the preceding verse, (Ephesians 6:12)   For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. We tend to just look at the physical world around us.  Just because we don’t see the dark, spiritual world doesn’t mean it’s not there.  Satan is very much alive and well on this earth.  We read about his antics every day in the paper or internet and hear about it in the news.  We, as believers and followers of Jesus are the prime targets of Satan and his demons.  He is always looking for us to put our guard down, even for an instant.  We think we are strong enough and knowledgeable enough to stand on our own but we’re not.  We are still in sinful, fleshly bodies with minds that have had many untruths taught to us.  Knowing the reason we must pay attention and follow the rest of the verses hopefully will make us have more incentive to do so.  The first step in putting on the full armor of God is knowing why and how.  We know why.  We’ll look at how over the next few days.

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