Monday, March 28, 2011

Day Seventeen : Stand firm

and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.

Often times we associate readiness with being ready to spread the Gospel.  We think of this as mission work.

But Paul was talking about Spiritual Warfare, and attack.  Not mission.

Readiness here meant ready as in “standing on ready ground” or “standing steady.”

The Roman boot was shod with spikes of steel, so that the soldier could stand on loose ground.  With all that heavy armour on, it would be so easy to slip and fall at the best of times.  On shifting ground, such as the sands and hills of the Middle East…. it would be impossible without good shoes.

In the same way, we often find the ground shifting under our feet in this modern age.  We are told that morality is changing, and what was once taboo is acceptable.  Truth has become flexible, and we don’t know who or what to believe.

We need to stand on something firm, something ready, in order to keep our footing.


The Gospel never changes, it never becomes relative.  It is our firm footing.   We need to stand on it daily, and trust in our footing.

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