Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

Ephesians 6:10-13

No matter how bad things get, or who the world says our enemy is, the Christian knows that the armor of God is for fighting the spiritual Enemy. The world will try to drag us into its endless cycle of violence, to turn our hearts against our fellow human beings and to persuade us to give up the unconditional Love and Grace the Lord has shown us.

No matter how bad things get, don’t give in to the allure of worldly battle. We haven’t lost any ground. The Lord’s army only suffers loss due to defection. The Day of Evil is yet to come; whose side will you be on?

Ethan Kirl