It’s easy to get caught up in trying to fight the battles that come before us in our own ability and might. It can seem as though fighting God’s way is an ineffective and drawn out process.
But 2 Corinthians 10:3-6 tells us the weapons that we fight with are not fleshly, but spiritual.
It’s important to understand the battles we face are spiritual even though it may look as if they are physical. The source of any battle we face is always spiritual.
The boss that gives you grief, the family member that’s always stirring up mess, the jealous friend or the less than ideal spouse are all tactics of the enemy. And make no mistake about it, the tactics are well planned and sometimes successful!
This is why Paul tells us that even though we are flesh and blood, we can not fight in flesh and blood. We cannot fight a spiritual battle with guns, hand grenades and other ammunition.
We must fight a spiritual battle with spiritual weapons!
What’s in your spiritual arsenal? For that we must go to Ephesians 6:10-23 where Paul tells us to put on the full armor of God. And, here again he tells us that we are not fighting a physical battle but a spiritual battle.
Put on your armor!
- The Belt of Truth – (personal integrity, moral courage)
- The Breastplate of Righteousness – (an upright heart)
- The Gospel of Peace – (to face the enemy with firm-footed stability and the readiness produced by the good news)
- The Shield of Faith – (with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one)
- The Helmet of Salvation – (protects our minds from doubting God’s saving work for us)*
- The Sword of the Spirit (the Word of God)
- Prayer – (at all times and in all seasons specific requests)
I encourage you to read and study 2 Corinthians 10:3-6 and Ephesians 6:10-23. Notice how Ephesians 6:10-18 complements 2 Corinthians 10:3-6.
I hope you have a great week!
How are you fighting your battles ~ Be Blessed
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*Taken from Life Application Study Bible, New International Version edition, is published by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc, 1997