It’s not an easy time to be a follower of Jesus.
It seems like virtually every possible establishment intentionally or unintentionally works against the principles of the gospel.
What’s more, the new developments of technology and social media have made it even more challenging.
There are times, if we’ll admit it, when it would just seem easier to throw in the towel and live like the rest of the world, without regard for Jesus or what he has done for us. And lately, those times seem to be more frequent for some people.
If you’re in that place – and even if you’re not in that place (because, one day, you probably will be there) – I encourage you to buy a new outfit.
But this isn’t “retail therapy”; it’s spiritual preparedness.
Put on the whole armour of God.
Read this passage a few times, and let it be a theme for your day, maybe even for a few days. Spiritually arm yourself; it’s a battleground out there.
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. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. (Ephesians 6.10-17, NLT)