Getting Spiritually Dressed
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. -Ephesians 6:11
It is unthinkable! No one would do it! No one in his right mind would leave the house for the day naked. Not only does it break social convention, but it leaves you unprotected from the elements.
However, Christians leave their homes everyday unprotected from the spiritual elements they will face. As surely as we are naked without our clothes, we are just as naked for spiritual combat without our spiritual armor. The armor of God is something we put on and keep on, because every day is a day of spiritual conflict. The unprotected are victimized or wounded.
The assault of the devil is unrelenting, cunning and constantly searching for areas of opportunity where are our defense system is lowered or uncovered. Whether to cause us to doubt God’s love for us, compromise our integrity or confuse us with doctrines of lies and half truths, our only defense is to dress for battle every day. Girded with truth, covered by righteousness, shielded by faith and transformed by salvation, we are ready to face the day.