“A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.” Ephesians 6:10-11
The Lord is Almighty and we are not, so when we are told by the Apostle Paul to be strong in the Lord he isn’t saying that we are to be strong in our own strength. We are in need of some armor. Paul’s letter to the Ephesian church lays out the specific pieces of armor believers need against the wiles of Satan. They can be found in Chapter 6:10-17. I encourage you to look that up and read it on your own.
You will notice that God’s armor protects every part of our bodies from our minds down to the soles of our feet. With the entire armor of God we can stand against the devil and all his minions. Even though the enemy can attack, God is in control of even that aspect of our lives. I happen to take the first two chapters of Job in the Old Testament literally. I believe Satan must get permission from God to come against one of His children. If Satan could do whatever he had a mind to do then God could not be God for there would be something out of His control and I simply do not believe that to be true. Also, scripture in its entirety gives us no indication or even a hint that this might be the case.
Take scripture seriously and do as it says, for it is the manual that God has supplied to guide and direct us into godly living. It starts with you. You must pick up the Bible and read it faithfully each day. Even one verse or paragraph is a start and better than not doing it at all. Now go put on your armor and stand like a flint against all enemies that come against you. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!