“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” (Ephesians 6:11 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible)
I was talking with a friend who put the armor of God in a whole new perspective for me. She asked, “Wasn’t armor heavy and restrictive?” I replied, “Yes,” and I’ve been thinking about our conversation since.
When we put on the whole armor of God we can’t do things our way, we must do it His way. The armor is for our protection. My armor doesn’t work. I need His whole armor!
The Apostle Paul knew first-hand what we’re up against. He knew the complete armor was necessary to defeat the enemy. He is referring to the armor of the heavy troops; those who were to sustain the most violent attacks. We are in a fierce battle.
Why do we put on the armor? So we can withstand the wiles of the devil. This verse strongly infers that if you don’t put it on you are open prey for the enemy of your soul. We have no armor of our own that will protect us adequately in a trying time.
Most states have a law that requires you to buckle your seat belt while in your car. Wearing the whole armor of God is like putting on a seat belt that keeps you in your seat and restricts you from moving around in the car. It’s for your safety and mine.
Prayer: Daily, I want to put on the whole armor that You have provided so that I can continue to stand for You, Lord.
Devotion by Kaye Singleton