Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand (Ephesians 6:13).
Words that intrigue me in this verse of Scripture:
Full Half measures won’t suffice. You have to put on all the armor; if you leave a vulnerable spot, your enemy will find it and use it to hurt you. He is far more experienced at this sort of thing than you are.
When As in, “When the day of evil comes.” Don’t think in terms of “if.” If you live in Southern California, the big earthquake will happen. If you’re on the East Coast, the hurricane will happen. If you live on this planet, Evil will come for you. Don’t pretend…prepare.
Stand Not leap. Not fly. Not dance. Stand. The day of evil will leave you bloody but not broken, drained but not destroyed. When the tempest recedes, if you stand in Christ, you will stand.
If you stand in Christ,
Take that into your Thursday, Beloved.