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.
–Ephesians 6:13 NIV
Log on to any news website and you can almost always find some report that chronicles the continual undermining of morals, decency, and long-held Christian beliefs. And the result of this constant barrage is for believers to feel, well… helpless.
As troubling as these current times are, the early church faced many of the same assaults, and Paul’s words are still just as relevant today.
Take a minute to absorb the essence of Ephesians 6:13-17.
Truth, as found in the Word of God, is paramount. Before attempting to stand against any kind of evil, you must know what, and in Whom, you have believed. This is the believer’s ultimate defense and strongest offense. It undergirds and strengthens everything you do. No matter how much ability you have, what resources you can wield, or how sharp your arguments appear, all of those things will ultimately be ineffective if the foundation under you gives way.
Before you try to counter the slow and destructive assault of this age, remind yourself of the promises of Christ, and be sure that you’ve built a solid framework for your life that rests on the foundation of faith in God.
- God, make me an instrument of change in the world today. Guide me in the way of Your truth.
- Jesus, You are the truth! Help me know You so that, through my life, I show You to others.