by Bible League International
Verse of the Day and Devotion
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. – Ephesians 6:10 NKJV
You’ve been trying to do it in the power of your own might for a long time now. You’ve been trying, that is, to make it in this sinful and troubled world of ours with no help from above. Although you’re a Christian, you look to yourself more than you look to the Lord. How far has it gotten you? If you were honest, then you would have to admit that it hasn’t gotten you very far at all. Or, at least, it hasn’t gotten you as far as you would have liked. Most Christians would have given up trying it your way a long time ago, but you seem proud of being on your own.
How long will it be before you finally surrender that attitude and look to the Lord? Don’t you realize that the deck is stacked against you? The devil and his devious minions have been hiding behind the scenes and coming against you all along, but you’ve been oblivious to it. The Apostle Paul, however, tells it like it is. He says, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12)
It’s time you started to take advantage of what you have as a Christian! What do you have? You have the armor of God that you can use against the wiles of the devil. You have the truth girded about your waist, you have righteousness for a breastplate, you have the Gospel of peace for your feet, you have faith for a shield, you have salvation for a helmet, you have the word of God for a sword, and you have prayer. (Ephesians 6:11;14-18) You have, in other words, everything you need to make the devil and his minions wish they had picked on someone else.
Stop fighting them in the power of your own strength! Start doing what our verse for today says you should do. Start fighting them with the strength and power of the Lord. Put on the full armor of God and do some real damage to their nefarious regime.
They may have secretly stacked the deck against you, but you have what’s needed to turn things around.