14 Jun Armor of God (Eph 6:13)
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. ~ Eph 6:13
Reflection: It’s no secret that we live in a world that is drowning in sin and the hearts of many are ruled by darkness. Every day 3,000 lives are lost to abortion in the United States alone. In the news, we constantly hear of random shootings and stabbings, bombs being planted in crowds of innocent people, genocides fueled by hatred, and greed that claims the lives of many. In the midst of these atrocities many people turn to Christians and ask, “Where was your God?” These acts are committed by people who threw down the armor of God and turned their back on Him. They thought they were “free”, but the second they lost their armor and the Holy Spirit left them, they were enslaved by a new master, a master of deception and darkness. “Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons” (1 Tim 4:1). Without even realizing it, these people devoted themselves to serve evil. We are called to put on the whole armor of God if we want to withstand the devil’s schemes. By putting on the armor of God and wielding the sword of the Spirit, not only do we acquire necessary protection, but we also gain proper knowledge and tools to spread Christ’s love and message of salvation throughout the whole world. God’s armor is acquired through prayer, study of God’s word and devotion to ministry. You must outcast yourself from the sins of the world and learn to love your neighbor if you wish to be God’s warrior. Also, fellowship with a brother or sister in Christ will help you grow in faith and put on all the pieces of God’s armor much quicker. A brother or sister in Christ is someone who will give you a high five when you withstand tough trials, encourage you to stay on the righteous path and set you straight when you decide to take a step in the wrong direction. Remember, iron sharpens iron (Prv 27:17).
Challenge: I urge you to devote yourself to the teachings of Christ, so you can grow in faith and be vigilant of the devil’s schemes.
Pray LIFE Runners Creed to end abortion. Add Prayers.
Inspiration: “As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” ~ Jn 9:5
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