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Faith-Building Verses-Psalm 20, verses 7 and 8

January 11th, 2022 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Faith Building Verses are Psalm 20, verses 7 and 8.

“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm.”

Chariots and horses would have represented military power at the time these words were written.  Some people find their security in the weapons of this world. But God’s people find strength in the armor of God. These are not military weapons, but weapons of righteousness. They are reliable for helping us to stand firm in the faith.

Ephesians 6 identifies them as the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, ready feet to go and share the Gospel, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit. Verse 13 says, “Therefore, put on the full armor 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.”

These faith-building verses inspire us to trust in the name of Jesus on the spiritual battlefield of life in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Daily Challenge-Full Armor of God

August 9th, 2021 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Endurance, today’s Daily Challenge motivates us to take up the full armor of God.

Ephesians chapter 6 gives us a clear impression that the Christian life is lived out on the spiritual battlefield. We are engaged in a struggle that is winnable, but we need God’s help to overcome.

Verse 10 says, “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 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.”

To fight the good fight of faith, we need to be able to properly identify our allies and enemies. We also need to use the armor that God provides for us to take our stand for Christ and to stand against the devil’s schemes.  The armor of God is useful for helping us to stand firm in the faith during life’s daily struggles.

Take the daily challenge to put on the full armor of God on the journey of faith.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com