June 10, 2020: SOAP #3842: Song of Solomon 1-4; Ephesians 6
Scripture: Ephesians (NIV) 6:11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.
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.
Observation: Two times in these verses we are commanded to put on or take up the FULL armor of God. This is not an option. God does not want us to encounter the enemy unprepared or only half prepared.
If we understand who it is that we are fighting, we will appreciate this emphasis! If we take time to understand each piece of the armor, we will appreciate its value.
Application: These verses do not tell me to just wait until God puts this armor on me. These verses tell me to put it on. This is for me to do. I need to read these verses (Ephesians 6:10-18) to discover what this passage is saying to me.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for providing for me. You knew what I would be facing, and you provided armor and weapons for me to be able to stand. Amen
Making friends for time and eternity!