In medieval times, soldiers in heavily armored attire rode on horseback to protect kings. This picture was taken while I went on a travel/study to England in 1983. It was taken at Warwick Castle in England which was built by William the Conqueror in 1068.
Let’s face it, we live in a sometime dangerous world and there are those out to get us. That’s why we have doors that lock and software for cyber security. We also are constantly under attack from Satan and as explained in Ephesians 6:10-24, we need the armor of God as we fight back against hopelessness, fear, meaninglessness, hate, and all the other evil schemes that deceive.
We’ve been given God’s armor as protection and strength to help face such a formidable enemy. The shield of faith blocks the darts of temptations. The Love of God through Christ is our breastplate of righteousness and our helmet is the hope of salvation.
Some practical ways of putting on God’s armor is to believe, obey, and pray as you prepare for battle each day against the powers of darkness. Learn God’s Word and secure it in your heart so you have the weapons needed for winning the battles in life.
The victory is assured by accepting Christ as Savior because we are then in right standing with God’s Plan for Us. So we start with prayer, listen for directions, and step ahead with actions based on priorities.
The enemy will try to block our progress with things like distractions, lack of time, and energy but we can keep the armor of God sharp by looking at our daily routines with God’s Perfect Timing that will set in motion an incredible future because grace will power us through to victory.
This day with You Lord, we continue to grow in Your Word which is the sword against the enemy. You protect us and strengthen us for the battle each day as we pray, believe, and obey in Jesus name … Amen.