Monday, January 26, 2015

The Whole Armour | Ephesians Study

Ephesians 6:11 
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Put on - NT:1746 enduo (en-doo'-o); from NT:1722 and NT:1416 (in the sense of sinking into a garment); to invest with clothing (literally or figuratively):

Whole armour - NT:3833 panoplia (pan-op-lee'-ah); from a compound of NT:3956 and NT:3696; full armor ("panoply"):

Stand - NT:2476 histemi (his'-tay-mee); a prolonged form of a primary stao (stah'-o) (of the same meaning, and used for it in certain tenses); to stand (transitively or intransitively), used in various applications (literally or figuratively):

Wiles - NT:3180 methodeia (meth-od-i'-ah); from a compound of NT:3326 and NT:3593 [compare "method"]; travelling over, i.e. travesty (trickery):


Just as a medieval warrior would careful dress, ensuring that his entire suit was put on correctly and fit well, so we as believers should deck ourselves with the armor of God. Unless we use all of the armor God has provided for us, we will not be successful against the trickery of the devil. This armor is available to all of God's children - but each child has a choice whether or not they will put it on. Even those who put it on one day might neglect to put it on another day. There is the need for us to daily slip into the armor God has provided for our protection and chivalry.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I totally agree! We need to put on Gods armor DAILY. I kinda rushed through my devotions this morning and have just experienced how He helps me be a "better" person. :)

By the way, thanks for all the hard work you do on this blog! May God bless you!

Amanda T. said...

Ah, God is so good to be a daily, ready help to us in time of need!!!

And praise the Lord! Thanks for your encouragement!

~Amanda

"Not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to think anything as of ourselves, but our sufficiency is of God;" 2 Corinthians 3:5

Salinn said...

Thanks for the reminder!:) I really enjoy your Ephesians Study.

Amanda T. said...

@ Salinn,

We all need the reminder. :) I really enjoyed my Ephesians study as well. God taught me so much! Have you ever studied through a book in the Bible?

~Amanda

"Casting all your care upon Him, for He careth for you." 1 Peter 5:7

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