Arm Yourselves by Scarlett Stough

When we cease to be God's enemies, we acquire new enemies. We have to struggle against our own unlawful cravings and ways of coping with life. We have to struggle to not allow society's ungodly attitudes regain a foothold in our own attitudes.

But this "warfare" cannot be fought and won with this world's battle equipment. Our equipment for battle includes the attitude of Christ, being willing to suffer (1 Peter 4) and the armor described in Ephesians 6:10-20: truth, righteousness, readiness from the gospel of peace, faith, salvation, the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, prayer and always being alert.

Whatever hardships we might face, we know suffering produces hope that "does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us (Romans 5:5.)" This same Holy Spirit "helps us in our weakness (Romans 8:26.)"

We have the reinforcements we need whenever we need them. Our battles are fought and won only in God's strength, power and authority. "If God is for us, who can be against us (Romans 8:31)?"

Jesus exhorts us all, "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me (John 14:1.)"


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