Scripture: Ephesians 6:10 NASB “Strong“
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.” Ephesians 6: 10 NASB
Paul said when he was weak he was strong (2 Cor. 12:10). What he meant was that when he didn’t have the power to do anything, he was more prone to rely on Christ. He was weak in Himself but strong in the Lord.
Here Paul exhorts us to be strong in the Lord and in His power. He is talking about how to be strong when attacked by the devil. He then describes the parts of the armor that we should put on to protect us against an attack. They are all ethical qualities. Satan attacks us in the area of morality. If we refuse to try to stamp out sin, we are fair game for the demonic. Those characteristics are “truthfulness,”righteousness,” “steadfastness,” “use of faith,” “salvation”and knowledge of the Word. If we grow in all these characteristics, we will be able to “stand” against the devil (cf. James 4:7; 1 Pet. 5:9).
Wearing the armor is similar to putting on the new self (Eph. 4:24) which is similar to putting on Christ (cf. Rom. 13:14; Gal. 3:27).
When the devil comes calling, we dare not rely on ourselves. We must rely on Christ and His power.
Are you being attacked today?
Put on Christ and be strong in His power and His might.
If you do, you will find that you are choosing life (Deut. 30:19)!
Are you being attacked today? Are there any chinks in your armor? Is there anything God has been asking you to clean up but you refuse? You are raw meat for the devil. Deal with whatever it is God wants you to deal with. Close up the gaps in your armor. Don’t give him a spot to shoot one of his “fiery darts” (Eph. 6:16).
The purpose of the Choose Life is to pick a positive help out of the One Year Bible (OYB) reading plan for the day. There is always something positive in the Word of God to cheer us and give us strength. For more on today’s reading, check out my One Year Bible blog: Armor-all.