Time For The Armor
I discovered rather quickly that a young boy quoting Scripture in a childrenís program at church didnít know much about the Bible. He was quoting Ephesians 6:17 from our study on spiritual armor: ďTake . . . the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.Ē
When he tried quoting the reference, he said, ďI didnít think I needed to memorize the numbers, since thatís just the time of day.Ē Thatís what he thought the numbers meant since it was close to 6:17 p.m. at the time! I smiled, opened my Bible, and showed him that the numbers refer to the chapter and verse.
While knowing the Bible reference is helpful, hiding Godís Word in our hearts is what is truly important (Ps. 119:11). Memorizing Scripture allows us to have it in mind so we can ward off Satanís attacks (Eph. 6:10-18). For instance, when the devil tempted Jesus in the wilderness, Christ withstood him by quoting the Scriptures (Matt. 4:1-11). Likewise, when we are tempted to disobey God, we can recall what weíve learned and choose to obey. We can also share the teachings of the Word with others to encourage them to trust Him too.
No matter what time of day it is, we should always take the spiritual armor of the Word of God with us.
For Further Study
What specific temptations do you face? Look in a
concordance in the back of a Bible for verses that can
guide you in those situations. Review them often.
No evil can penetrate the armor of God.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want!!!
No purpose no happiness, know purpose know happiness ---> Happiness is a direction not a destination. To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.