Gathering Together

Thursday

Armor of God

            Jehovah, thank you for the many gifts and talents that have been given to us by You.  We can use our gifts in a way that honor You, God.  The Bible says that we are to “put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand firm against the devil's strategies.”  Eph 6:11 (ISV) Eph 6: 13-20 explains what this full suit of honor includes.  It is a complete spiritual ensemble for the Christian.  It will keep us strong and help us stand firm under the onslaught from Satan.  Our fight is with Satan and his demons and it is a spiritual war that we are fighting.  First, Gird your loins with truth, Second, Put on the breastplate of righteousness. Third, put on your feet the gospel of peace.  Fourth, carry the shield of faith.  Fifth, put on the helmet of salvation.  And sixth, carry the sword of God's word the Bible.  Just like a swordsman will “put on” his protective gear before a fight, God is asking us to put on our spiritual armor, so that we may stand firm.  After all, our fight is with Satan and not with other people.  Please help me to develop truth, righteousness, faith, salvation, and knowledge of you word, the Bible.  Bless me with the discernment I need to recognize my spiritual battles.  Thank you, Jehovah, for these truths.  In Jesus’ name, amen.

by Kristine Mulholland


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