The Armor of God Beyond Sunday School Lessons

Carolyn Dale Newell

Carolyn Dale Newell

Contributing Writer
Published: Sep 14, 2022

Paul makes it clear in Ephesians 6:10-18 that we need the full armor of God to protect us from the devil's destructive schemes: 

"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 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. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people."

While we might equate the armor of God with silly songs or cardboard cutouts from Sunday School, we can't neglect how stealthy, sneaky, and destructive the enemy is. In adulthood, when trials and hard times are beyond the scope of our Sunday-School imaginations, we must not only familiarize ourselves with the armor of God, but we must better understand how to use each piece every day so we don't fall victim to Satan and his demons.  

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Originally published Wednesday, 14 September 2022.