Stand, and stand firm in the gospel
Spiritual battles require spiritual armour—the armour that only the gospel of peace can provide.
Published July 15th, 2016
Main point summary
We have a calling to stand against our enemy, and because our enemy is spiritual, we need the spiritual armour of the gospel.
g Put on h the whole armor of God,
that you may be able to stand
against i the schemes of the devil.
For j we do not wrestle against flesh and blood,
but against k the rulers,
against the authorities,
against l the cosmic powers
over m this present darkness,
against n the spiritual forces of evil
o in the heavenly places.
Therefore p take up the whole armor of God,
that you may be able to withstand
in q the evil day,
and having done all, to stand firm.
r having fastened on the belt of truth,
and s having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
and, t as shoes for your feet,
having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.