Friday, March 25, 2011

Day Fifteen : Don’t do something, just stand there. (Shod with the Gospel)

11 Put on the full armour of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armour of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.

The shoes, like the belt, do not seem like cool weapons.  After all, they are only shoes.

But without shoes, how do you stand.

It doesn’t matter how well armed you are, if you can’t stand, you will fall down.


The Gospel (good news) of Peace helps us to stand.

Because it reminds us why we are standing.

It gives us a purpose.  To stand.


Otherwise why are we even bothering to stand and fight?

Without the Good News, our Righteousness mean nothing.
Without a risen saviour, we have no faith to hold onto.
Without a Christ, we have no salvation.

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