By, Toni Smothers
Scripture Reading for the day: Ephesians 6:10-18
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Scripture Quote: “Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:11-12 (NIV)
God tells us in His Word exactly how to defeat Satan. He offers us His protection when we take the time to arm ourselves with each component. We must know and accept His truth so that Christ’s righteousness shines through us. God’s Word is the gospel of peace and the sword with which we conquer Satan’s tricks. It prepares us to stand against the enemy’s lies so we must know and cherish it. Also, keep your faith strong, Christ’s sacrifice, which is your salvation, should be firmly uppermost in your mind. And always pray in the Spirit for God’s help and for His Will to be done.
All of God’s tools are given to His children and they are our strength. He is with us through our struggles with the enemy and He will give us the courage and competence to withstand whatever Satan throws at us. We only need to believe in and implement God’s powerful armor so we can stand firm in His shelter.
Today’s meditation: Satan yearns to deceive and destroy the Christian - With God’s help, we can always be prepared.
Memory Verse: “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 (NIV)