Understanding Scripture is extremely important. We must search for the meaning that was intended each and everytime we read the scripture to truly understand how it is relevant to us, our situation and our daily lives.
While reading about the Armour of God, we find that this armour that Paul speaks of doesn’t induce the idea of going to battle the way we envision it.
The Armour of God moreso represents a suit of protection and spirtual stance wherein we see a pattern of a lifestyle emerge from the instruction rather than the description of suiting up for an event on a battlefield.
Let’s put the Armour of God into perspective and break down the verses together. The sermon Paul is giving in Ephesians is given as a Ministry of Instruction to the Ephesus Believers on how to walk spiritually in their everyday lives. It is intended to guard us from the daily battle we meet here on Earth everyday.
The ‘Armour of God’ is described in Ephesians, Chapter 6, verses 10-20. We will cover a verse a day beginning with verse ten.
Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might.
Be Strong in HIM, not in ourselves! This is not a strength of flesh, but in Spirit. Our Hope to win the Fight is in our Redeemer’s Might or ability, not in our Abilities.
We are told time and time again, that God is our strength. We gain our ability of strength, love, compassion, stability, wisdom, provision and even joy from God Himself who has imputed His Life to us so that we may live by Him and His ways through Faith and not of our own flesh and blood. Here are 10 verses that prove our Strength comes from the Lord.
Meaning of impute, accredit, ascribe, credit to
The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe.
Then he said to them, “Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, and send portions to him who has nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord . Do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”
‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah.
In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us.
for “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.
By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him.
Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?
So the next time you’re feeling week and need a little boost, remember, the daily armour we put on each day to live this life reminds us that we are strong through Christ! That it is not we who live, but He who lives through us. If we hold onto the Logic of Joy, it will be our strength.