Digging Deeper

Digging Deeper – August 19, 2022

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 19

13 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 firm. 14 Stand therefore,  having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and,  as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,

Ephesians 6:13-18


STAND FIRM

There is so much we could talk about from this passage but the one thing I want to highlight today is the command to STAND FIRM. The primary command to stand firm stated explicitly 3x between verses 13 and 14. The mandate is to stand firm and the method is to arm yourself with the armor of God. I think it is important to note that each “item” that the Church at Ephesus is commanded to arm itself with is something that is given from God. Truth, Righteousness, The gospel, faith, Salvation, The Word are all from the LORD.

Therefore to stand firm, we do not need to try harder to stand firm but walk closer to the one who supplies all we need to stand firm.

Reflection

What item of “armor” do you most need today?

Prayer

Our Father,

Thank you for your Word. We pray that by your Spirit Ephesians 6:13-18 would change us into the likeness of Christ. We pray God that we would Stand Firm despite all of the ploys and schemes that would keep us from you. We pray that we would arm ourselves with all that we need for this fight. Your Word, Your Truth, Your righteousness. We trust in you.  We need you! We pray these in the your name by the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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