The Apostle Paul wrote about the Armor of God in his letter the Ephesians. We must be ever-vigilant against the schemes of the devil. Today is a call to put on the full armor of God.
Have you spent time in prayer today? If not, why not?
Where is your armor a little thin? Ask for the help of the Holy Spirit to give you guidance and strengthen you in those areas.
What word or phrase from the Scripture stands out for you? Write down its significance for you and how you can apply it to your life.
Scripture for reflection:
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. – Ephesians 6:10-18
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.– 1 Peter 5:8 (ESV)
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.. -Thessalonians 5:16-18 (ESV)
Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. -Matthew 26: 41, Mark 14:38 (ESV)
The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:6-7 (ESV)
Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. – Colossians 4:2 (ESV)