So often this passage is a rally cry to go out there and kick some fanny for Jesus. Yet, it’s actually a strategy primarily for defense against the devil’s schemes. Oh, it’s a battle out there alright! But it’s not against one other; it’s a spiritual battle in which the devil is trying his best to move you off center and get you on slippery ground so he can take you out. Paul, the writer, in this section is reminding the early church to stand firm on the good news of Jesus. To remember whose we are and that God almighty will protect us from our head to our feet. After Paul gives an explanation of the armor of God he reminds the church to be a people of prayer. To pray about every situation, for everyone including himself – that he would speak fearlessly about God’s love. But, so often prayer is the last thing we think of doing and Paul reminds us that it needs to be a part of our daily holy habits to withstand the evil schemes of Satan.
Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-20