Put on the full armor of God. Not just your favorite parts. Not just the ones you are good at. Not just those that gain the most attention or notoriety. But put on the full armor of God. Whatever you leave off will expose you to the devil’s schemes. You will be vulnerable in that area.
I love the use of stand in this section of scripture. We are called to stand. To stand against, to stand up. to stand and fight, to stand strong. We are not to waiver when faced with the devil’s schemes. We are to be immovable when faced with temptation.
This verse also tells us that the devil has plans for you. The word translated schemes, methodeia, can also be translated cunning or craftiness, to follow after and investigate, to deceive. The devil is a crafty deceiver that has studied you and knows your weakness. And we need all the help we can get to stand against his plans for you.
- How are you going to put on the full armor of God today?
- How are you going to stand against the devil’s schemes today?