Friday, April 23, 2010

A Chink in Our Armor

The leather repairman is coming today--to fix a small tear in our new red leather recliner. A careless accident involving my hubs resulted in his "Oh, oh" moment last week.

In the overall scheme of things, not a big deal. But it got me thinking: even strong materials can be torn or marred in the blink of an eye.

How about our souls?

God has given us full body armor to wear against the attacks of the devil. Yet when we become careless or otherwise occupied, are we diligent to put it on as instructed in Ephesians 6? 

Are we wearing the belt of truth and the breastplate of righteousness? Are our feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace? Are we taking up the shield of faith, with which we can extinguish the devil's flaming arrows? How about the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God?

If we are not fully suited up, we leave ourselves unprotected, and, sure as shooting, that crafty devil will take aim at any chink in our armor. Don't let even one of his flaming arrows through your defenses. The damage it creates will far surpass any tear in my red leather recliner!

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