The Full Armor of God: Why do we Wear it?

I am sure that most Christians have heard about the full armor of God. In Ephesians 6 Paul details the pieces of armor that the saints are to wear so that they are fully equipped to fight in the spiritual battle that is constantly ongoing. Let’s take a look at why Paul says we should wear this armor.

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Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. (Mat 5:5 NET)

This is a beatitude that is often heard in the church. We, as followers of Christ, are to be the meek.  In order to analyse what this really means we must first break it down into its component parts and look at the original meaning.

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Substitute Saviour?

We all worship idols, even though we may try our best not to. Sometimes we don’t even realize that we have in fact turned something into an idol. The thing that makes it most difficult is that we have become a society of idols. Everyone wants the latest and greatest thing or that big career jump that they think will turn them into what they perceive is a ‘somebody’ or give their life that ultimate purpose. For me I find that it is books and knowledge. I always seem to feel that if I read a particular book I will perhaps feel that I have a good knowledge of something, but of course no sense of enlightenment occurs once I have finished my reading, my knowledge has increased as it should and that should be all I expect from it, it is just a book after all. (Kind of reminds me of a definition of hell I once heard: ‘Hell is to execute an act of which nothing comes except to do it again’).

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What Has He Done For Me Lately?

Unfortunately there are people in this world that use a ratio system to determine how nice to be to others. The base formula is this: niceness is directly proportional to the time between now and the last thing you did for me. In other words, what have you done for me lately…

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Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe!!

There are a lot of awesome ministries out there that do a lot of good in the world. If you are looking for an awesome place to contribute towards helping those less fortunate there are ample biblical based organizations that you can work through. However, there are a lot of ministries out there that look biblical but are not… We must be careful…

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Why Make it Harder Than it Has to be?

I have a tendency towards making things harder than they have to be, much to my own detriment. The task will always get completed but sometimes it is much more tiring (physically or mentally) than it has to be. I make it too hard on myself, contrary to what Scripture teaches.

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Why You %$^#&@!!!

I think that swearing, cursing, or cussing (or whatever else you would like to call it) is a pretty big problem amongst Christians today. I know that I have slipped up and said a few choice words when being cut off in traffic or dropping something of value and breaking it! I have also noticed a new trend in swearing these days, ‘substitutionary swearing’…

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