Devotional: Putting On God's Armour
Children's Devotion on the Armour of God
What are we fighting against? What do we need for protection?
We are fighting the devil – Satan. We are not fighting people, but the powers of darkness in this world – which is Satan and his helpers. The protection we need is the armour of God.
What is the armour of God, and how can we clothe ourselves in it? Let's look at each piece.
Belt of truth – Standing firm in truth. Living our lives by the truth of God's word.
Breastplate of Righteousness – Walking uprightly before God. Aligning our lives to His standards.
Shod Feet – Standing with firm footed stability, being ready.
Shield of Faith – Standing firm in our faith. This will squash all the fiery darts Satan sends.
Helmet of Salvation – Protection for our minds. Satan attacks us here more than anywhere. We need to be sure of our Salvation and not waver or doubt.
All of these pieces are for protecting us and need to be put on daily — but there is still one other piece we need to be armed with. This piece is not for protecting us, but for fighting with.
The sword of the Spirit – which is the word of God.
We cannot fight the enemy if we don't know the word of God. It is vital for how effective we are when we use the sword, and how effective the rest of the armour is that protects us. No soldier goes to war with faulty weapons, or with faulty protection. Neither should we. The key here is to learn God's word. Hide it in your heart. Then you can put on God's armour and be able to stand firm.
So be subject to God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from you. - James 4: 7 (AMP)
Put on the armour that God supplies
And be ready to wage war,
Keep standing firm on the word of God,
For the victory shall be yours.
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