Daily Devotions – Putting on the whole armor of God to withstand the devil’s whiles.

Daily Devotions – Putting on the whole armor of God to withstand the devil’s whiles.

 

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Ephesians 6:10-17 (NIV)
The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 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.

 

Choose one or two key verses from the Scripture reading in Ephesians today and do at least one of the following for your chosen verse(s).
A –  Ask questions of the text (Who, what, why, where, when)
– Emphasize certain words as you read the text over & over
I  –  In your own words (paraphrase one or more verses)
O  – Other verses in the Bible that say the same or opposite
U  – Use it; apply the truth from the text in your life

 

Lord I sometimes feel like I am surrounded by problems, temptations, challenges and the devil makes the road of life a treacherous one. But You knew that life wasn’t going to be easy. Thank You for providing me with personal safety equipment to protect me along the way. Help me to buckle up with Your belt of truth and let righteousness be the breastplate of protection for my heart. Prepare my steps with Your gospel of peace and give me the shield of faith to fight off the devil’s attempts to bring me down. Cover my head with Your helmet of salvation and keep me in Your Word to provide me a sword of the Spirit. When I am protected with Your full armor, I have tools to meet life’s challenges with Your strength. Lord, I need Your strength to get through each day to stay the course. Thank You for Your protective gear. Amen