Daily Meditations Published by IT Fellowship of North America & Europe Diocese of Mar Thoma Church
Monday, March 18, 2019
Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
Ephesians 6:13-21 Take up the whole armor of God, that you may be
able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.(Eph
When I played American
football as a kid, one thing that took some getting used to was all the
equipment we had to wear. Running effectively in a helmet, shoulder pads,
and a variety of other protective items can feel awkward and clumsy at
first. But over time the protective gear becomes like a familiar friend
that provides welcome protection against serious injury. When a football
player suits up, he knows that his equipment is designed to protect him
in battle against a dangerous opponent.
As followers of Christ, we
also face a dangerous foe—a spiritual enemy who seeks our downfall and
destruction. Fortunately, our Lord has provided us with protection, and
He challenges us to suit up for spiritual battle.
In Ephesians 6:13, we read,
“Take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the
evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Paul then describes our
armor—helmet, breastplate, shield, sword, belt, and shoes. These pieces
of spiritual equipment are effective only if we put them on and use
them—even if they might feel uncomfortable at first. Faithfulness in the
Word (v.17), in prayer (v.18), and in witness (vv.19-20) are critical to
making our armor feel like a part of us. So suit up! The battle is on!
PRAYER Dear Lord, help be to live like a true
christian and not a namesake christian.Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY Be not weary, Christian warrior, buckle on thine
armor tight; be ye strong and face the battle in the power of His
Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church