It is so important for us to be learning and understanding how God wants us to live. He gave us tools so we can use them to grow, we should be masters with using these tools so we are complete.
Verse 14 says, “Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness.” We must know the truth because it will set us free. When we realize how incredible God is and how much He loves us we believe truly that what He says is right and His actions are righteous.
Verse 15 says, “For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.” The Good News is that Jesus Christ was born and died taking our sins and then was resurrected and has bridge the gap to heaven for us. There is only peace in that, without that life would end and we would be separated for eternity. But we know we can join the Father in heaven through Jesus Christ His Son.
Verse 16 says, “In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.” We can’t think that satan will leave us alone after we accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. He will constantly do things to try and knock us off the narrow road. When we have a relationship with God we understand this and we ask for wisdom that keeps us ready for the fiery arrows. We realize that satan is actually seeking to destroy and we actively seek God’s will and know we are protected through Christ.
In verse 17 we are told, “Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” As we grow we know that in Christ there is eternal life and that understanding keeps our eyes focused and our ear hearing what the Spirit is showing us and we live to please God in everything. We open God’s word and we meditate on it because it makes our walk active and alive and we walk the walk and our lives are different. We transform into the new creations and we live for God saying not my will be done but yours.
This armor is important as we live our lives daily. When we surrender to the Spirit we will desire it all and it won’t be a check list it will be what is natural. Amen