Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. (Ephesians 6:11).
Many moons ago, my kids got invited to go quadding with some family and friends. Their uncle, who was in charge of the outing, made sure that everyone was outfitted with protective gear. Helmet, gloves, goggles, chest protector—you didn’t ride if you weren’t protected.
It was a good thing, too. One of the boys took an epic fall. All that gear that he was wearing saved his bacon, not to mention his head, chest, etc. He was knocked around and shaken up; without his armor, he could have been seriously injured.
An interesting note: it wasn’t his armor. The gear was provided for him free of charge by someone who knew what dangers he faced, knew what would protect him, and wanted to keep him safe.
The quad, the hills, the rocks—they weren’t out to get anybody. They were simply passive objects that presented a hazard. You have an enemy who is anything but passive.
Is your gear on?
Happy Friday, Beloved.