Day 3

Read Ephesians 6:10-19 - Day 3

Paul’s letter to the Ephesians encourages them–and us–to

“Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”

From head to toe, the Christian’s armor needs to be securely in place.

“In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”  

Flaming arrows are rarely aimed at anything particular. Instead, they randomly shoot over the walls of a city to strike anything that may catch fire.

The enemy’s plan for you is no different. He may lob into your mind the most random thought that to anyone else seems ludicrous, or at least unaimed. But for you, it may strike an old fear that was just waiting to be kindled. The shield of faith extinguishes those arrows of anxiety. So, continue to renew your mind in the word of God and “take up the shield of faith.”

Pray through this passage and put on the armor of God.