“Lastly, be sturdy within the Lord and within the power of his would possibly. Placed on the entire armor of God, that you simply could possibly stand towards the schemes of the satan.” Ephesians 6:10-11 ESV
After I learn Paul’s phrases to the church in Ephesus, I think about him writing them with emphasis and conviction. Be sturdy within the Lord! Be sturdy in His mighty energy! I ponder if that’s the way in which the Ephesians learn it. …..Or how we learn it.
As I consider the burden behind these phrases, I maintain fascinated with David as he ready to battle towards Goliath.
“And David mentioned, “The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear will ship me from the hand of this Philistine.” 1 Samuel 17:37 ESV
There’s not an exclamation level on the finish of David’s sentence, however are you able to hear the fervour in his phrases? He was completely sure the Lord would ship him, and from that assuredness, David’s power got here from the Lord…not from himself.
What if we have been that assured in our day by day battles?
Learn Paul’s phrases once more. Be sturdy within the Lord! Be sturdy in His mighty energy!
Associates, we could be that assured! We have now the identical Supply of power David drew from—our Lord God.
We might not be going through a nine-foot Philistine wearing bronze, however don’t some days really feel like we’re?
“For we don’t wrestle towards flesh and blood, however towards the rulers, towards the authorities, towards the cosmic powers over this current darkness, towards the non secular forces of evil within the heavenly locations.” Ephesians 6:12 ESV
David knew what he was up towards. So can we. Devil isn’t as blatant as Goliath, however he’s extra forceful…and he’s sneaky.
Preventing this battle will take God’s power. God’s energy. And God’s armor.
“Due to this fact take up the entire armor of God, that you simply could possibly stand up to within the evil day, and having achieved all, to face agency. Stand subsequently, having mounted on the belt of fact, and having placed on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as footwear to your ft, having placed on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the protect of religion, with which you’ll be able to extinguish all of the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the phrase of God.”
Ephesians 6:13-17 ESV
God provides us armor to defend ourselves with and the Phrase of God to battle with…and like David, God’s power to depend on.
Lord God, thanks for equipping us with the armor we have to battle towards the enemy. Please strengthen us such as you did David and information us by our on a regular basis battles. Could we confidently depend on You and provides You the glory in every thing. In Jesus’ title, Amen.
By Laura Rath
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