When in battle, it is important to have solid footing. I took martial arts for a couple years and they constantly emphasized footwork and balance to stay on your feet. If you lose your footing and fall, you are an easy target. The same is true if you injure a foot. Being immobile in battle is a difficult obstacle to overcome.
The Gospel gives us the balance and solid footing that we need to take on the enemies that we face. James 1:8 reminds us that “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” We are to be ready in season and out of season with the Word of God. To be ready means to be prepared. Are you prepared to stand your ground on the truth of the Gospel?
The Gospel of Christ is our sure footing. Without that foundation we cannot stand and fight. Jesus was God in the flesh; He lived the perfect life; He died for our sins; He rose again to give us new life. It is that truth that must not be wavered on. It must be committed to memory with verses to back it up. John 1:14, 1 Peter 2:22, John 3:16, Romans 10:9-10, Ephesians 2:8-9 and many others.
The devil will test your footing to see if he can gain an easy victory. Don’t budge on your foundation. Jesus is our Rock and His Gospel is what keeps our feet steady!