Morning thoughts from Pastor Tim
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
And a champion went out from the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, from Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. He had a bronze helmet on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail, and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of bronze. And he had bronze armor on his legs and a bronze javelin between his shoulders. 1 Sam 17:4-6
I was talking with someone the other day that kept telling me to “put on the armor”.
While I am fully aware of the Christian implications of that phrase, I am also aware that it is correct to say, “Put on the whole armor of God.” Eph 6:11
Any one can wear “an armor”!
An enemy of God and Israel named Goliath was clad in armor from head to toe and was of considerable size causing everyone that saw him to be fearful.
That didn’t stop a small shepherd boy from bringing him down without armor.
In fact, when he was fitted with King Saul’s own armor he said, “I cannot walk with these, for I have not tested them.” So David took them off. 1 Sam 17:39
David would have found the king’s armor big, bulky, and clumsy for himself.
He went to battle with the armor God had given him, the faith to bring down a giant and cause an army to flee; “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.” 1 Sam 17:45
All along David knew in his heart that Israel could defeat the heavily armored giant through the power of God.
Goliath wore an armor of lies and intimidation, a false power of victory.
David wore an armor of truth and righteousness in the power of God.
So don’t just put on any old armor today.
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; Eph 6:11-17
PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT AND TELL HOW HAS THE ARMOR OF GOD HELPED YOU WIN A VICTORY?