Sunday, November 8, 2015

How to put on the armor of God every day?


We know about the armor of God which Paul wrote of in Ephesians 6:14-17. The Sunday School manual asks a very good question—“How do we put it on every day?”

HOW do we put on truth, righteousness, preparations of the gospel of peace, faith, salvation, and the Spirit?

I think we know exactly what to do.

Spiritual Protection
How to put it on
Truth
Study the gospel in the scriptures every day
Righteousness
Practice choosing the right in all cases
Preparation of the gospel of peace
Consistent good choices and preparing for our responsibilities
Faith
Trust in God and using our agency to take positive action
Salvation
Repent every day
Spirit
Pray to have the Spirit, keep the commandments, and remember Christ always

Each one of those things can be done every. single. day.  

It’s so simple and beautiful. I think I just forget the simplicity and effectiveness of it, and I have to be reminded. I think Paul’s metaphor of armor is very helpful in illustrating how important and powerful those simple daily practices are.