The armor of God

Ephesians 6:11-20

No one ever said life was going to be easy, and no one promised things would always go your way. Surely, we live in a harsh world, one rife with sudden twists and turns. Does this sound familiar? It should because it happens to all of us at one time or another. But, contrary to what some might believe, the world isn’t out to get you. It is the powers that defy God that want to turn your life into a shambles.

As we continue our pilgrimage on earth, the devil is at work trying to convince us that we are no good, we don’t measure up, and we are doomed to failure. Try as we might, sometimes we just can’t seem to turn the corner. Still, Satan cannot win the day. We have a Savior who has withstood the storms for us. It is Christ who has gained the victory.

The apostle Paul instructs Christians to rely on God’s mercy and walk with Christ. Take up the whole armor of God and live in the truth of his gospel. A life of prayer and knowledge of the scriptures is the sure defense against the tempter’s tricks. With these, we persevere and continue to bear witness of the saving power of Christ Jesus.

Prayer: Holy God, give me the assurance, each day, of your presence, power and love. Amen.

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