Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with The Spirit.
The armor of God isn’t a literal, iron-made armor that we have to wear every day. No. The “armor of God” refers to the characteristics, virtues and traits God has equipped us with to defeat the enemy’s attempts to bring us down. The enemy is on a mission to discourage and waylay as many of God’s children as possible; by “putting on the armor of God” we keep our minds and hearts ready for any trap or weapon we may come across.
Some have said that the devil’s greatest trick is convincing the world that he doesn’t exist. Satan is the supreme deceiver, striving to rid our minds of his existence and to make us believe that all the Bible’s teaching about him is the stuff of myth, legend, and ancient folklore — antiquated stories that have no place in our enlightened and comfortably brave new world.
The devil is the father of lies (John 8:44) and the deceiver of nations (Revelation 20:3, 8). He “disguises himself as an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14), and he will do whatever is in his power to get us to forget him altogether and to live as if he doesn’t exist. As believers, we know Satan exists, but many of us still fall into his subtle trap of ignoring him and hoping he’ll leave us alone.
And we speak with The Father of all:
Dear God, I am aware that the enemy tries, day in and day out, to get me to doubt You and to fear him. Thank You, Lord, for Your armor which comes in the form of salvation, righteousness, truth, Your Word, the gospel of peace, and faith. I know that I am able to withstand any attack of the enemy because You have prepared me accordingly. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.