Monday, March 23, 2015

Put on the Armor of God

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I've mentioned this one before ... The enemy of our marriages is not made of flesh. It is the devil himself. He desires to make our marriages fall apart.

Although he is not specifically speaking of marriages here, God tells us in Ephesians 6:10-17 how to put on his armor to protect ourselves. I love the visuals.

As you read it, think of how you can use this armor to protect your marriage, and if you'd like, you can see some of my suggestions here.

10   Finally, draw your strength from the Lord and from his mighty power.

11   Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil.

12   For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.

13   Therefore, put on the armor of God, that you may be able to resist on the evil day and, having done everything, to hold your ground.

14   So stand fast with your loins girded in truth, clothed with righteousness as a breastplate,

15   and your feet shod in readiness for the gospel of peace.

16   In all circumstances, hold faith as a shield, to quench all [the] flaming arrows of the evil one.

17   And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

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