Read & Reflect: Friday, March 24

lent devotion 2017

Read: Ephesians 6:10-17

Ephesians 6:10-17

10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12For 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. 13Therefore 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, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Reflect:

Following God’s will is not easy. It puts you head-to-head with the devil, who wants nothing more than to see you fail and follow your own desires. It is spiritual combat every day, so we put on the armor of Christ. Truth, righteousness, readiness, faith, salvation, and the Word are our best weapons, all of which come from being centered on Christ and immersed in His Word.

Which piece of your armor needs strengthening? Ask God for his grace to strengthen you.

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