“And do not bring us to
the time of trial… ”
– Matthew 6:13a
We know that the struggle against the Evil One, though ultimately won in Jesus’death and resurrection, remains a very real struggle from day to day.
There is an evil that would destroy you and a power that would deliver you. There is an Evil One who would steal you away from God and a God who would die to set you free.
Full 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 salvationand the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
Terms of the Week!
Deliver: To bring out of danger into safety.
Devil: God’s spiritual enemy, Satan, who wants to harm God’s children.
Evil: Wickedness, immorality, acting in a manner contrary to the will of God.
Rescue: To save from peril or harm.
Sin: Disobedience and rebellion against the will of God.
Remember One Thing
God is our ultimate defender against evil. Don’t go it alone. It’s
much too dangerous out there.
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