If you have been a Christian very long, then you probably have some understanding of the armour of God. Maybe you learned about it as a child in Sunday School, church camp, or Vacation Bible School. Maybe you have heard sermons preached about it, or have even studied it in Bible studies. Have you ever taken the time to really study each part and understand what each part of the armour means? Over the next few days, we are going to really dive in and understand what Paul meant in Ephesians six by the armour of God. Hopefully, then you will understand why it is important to put on the armour of God in the battle we face as Christians.
We are living in the midst of spiritual warfare. The enemy fights for control over our lives by whispering lies and making sin look so pleasing and good. Many are led astray by his trickery, even Christians can become entangled in sin if we do not do something to protect ourselves. Paul saw this happening during his time, just as we still see it happening today. This is why it is so important to recognize our enemy, the devil, for who he is and take up the armour of God.
Paul instructs believers on how to live in Ephesians 6, but starting in verse 10, he has a final word for believers: how to stand firm against the devil and the principalities of this world. He says in verses 10-11, “A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.” This is how we stand firm against the schemes of the devil: put on the full armour of God so you will be strong in the Lord and his power.