The Armor of God
Just a short post this morning of something I found interesting. Ephesians 6 contains the famous passage about believers putting on the Armor of God:
13 This is why you must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand. 14 Stand, therefore, with truth like a belt around your waist, righteousness like armor on your chest, 15 and your feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace. 16 In every situation take the shield of faith, and with it you will be able to extinguish the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word.
Here are the components of the Armor of God:
- Belt around your waist – Truth.
- Armor on your chest (Breastplate) – Righteousness.
- Sandals – Readiness for the gospel of peace
- Shield – Faith.
- Helmet – Salvation.
- Sword of the Spirit – Word of God.
In Isaiah 59 we see that God is Armored as well:
16 He saw that there was no man— He was amazed that there was no one interceding;so His own arm brought salvation, and His own righteousness supported Him. 17 He put on righteousness like a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation on His head;He put on garments of vengeance for clothing, and He wrapped Himself in zeal as in a cloak.
Isn’t that interesting! Here is how God is dressed for battle:
- Breastplate – Righteousness.
- Helmet – Salvation
- Garments – Vengeance
- Cloak – Zeal
Even though we share in the Armor of God, notice one element we do not share: The Garments of Vengeance. Why? Because in Deuteronomy 32:35 the LORD says:
Vengeance belongs to Me; I will repay.
Like I said – just a quick post. Hope everyone has a blessed Lord’s Day in Worship! I’m off to Church!