Welcome Back to our Mini-Blog-Series “Daily Armour”. We are reviewing the Verses that describe “The Armour of God”. As we review, we are seeking to understand the verse in its original meaning and learning how to apply it to our daily lives.
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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 each verse separately. Today we cover Ephesians 6:11.
Ephesians 6:11 NASV
Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Let us not put only part of the armor on, but the WHOLE Armor of God. Suit ourselves in everything of Him, His ways, His word, His teachings, His Power and His Love; In order that we can stand firm against the wiles, or trickeries of the devil that come against us every day.
We learn that the flesh is under constant corruption in Ephesians, Chapter 4. The world and its evilness is a constant pressure against the ways of God. It is always trying to convince us that the ways of men are better than the ways of God. That somehow living the world’s way will be easier.
But as we grow as Believers, we learn that the ways of the world consistently cause hardships and trials. When we allow His ways to manifest in our lives, we become wise in managing loss, tribulation and hardship. We know the minute we start to struggle with something, if we “Let Go and Let God”, things will work out for our Good! Read more about God’s light burdens in our post, “I will Ease Your Burdens“.
Here are 5 other verses in Scripture that remind us that we are not to follow the world, but instead Rest in the Lord and Follow Him to keep us from the world’s trickery and deceit.
…if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.
For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in your striving against sin…
“I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, And I find knowledge and discretion. “The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverted mouth, I hate….”
We must concrete ourselves in His Armour, His ways in order to defeat the enemy which comes daily against us to deceive. Hold fast to your God-given Wisdom and Joy to stay wholly suited each and everyday. Put on your new self every morning with Devotion and Humility by laying down your ways and following the Good Shepherd, Jesus.