Having defined the battle we’re in as Christ-followers, pitted not against flesh and blood but the spiritual enemy of the devil, Paul calls for us to put on the Armor of God.
As we do, we find that God provides us the power to stand against our enemy’s attacks, remaining faithful no matter what we face. For it’s only when we remember and embrace the gift of the gospel that we can fight the battle to which God has called us, bringing honor and glory to Him!
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,