Wednesday Blog Post a Day Early
Ephesians 6:13 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. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
I started out reading Romans 12 but when I got to the part about renewing your mind it made me think of the armor of God so I ended up in Ephesians 6 instead.
You’ve got the truth, you’re ready to act, faith is a good shield against evil. Being Armored Up defensively is good but not complete. There’s still one area left unprotected and vulnerable, your head. The “head shot” is how the devil wipes out most Christians, wounding and messing up their thinking.
There’s only one offensive weapon in that list of armor: the sword. It’s no accident the helmet and the “sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” are mentioned as a set. Together they become the very best protection against the “head shot.” Not only does the helmet complete your protection from the outside but the sword is actively using all the good stuff inside it to protect you too.