Geeking Out Over Ephesians Study – Part 9

Welcome to the Geeks Under Grace official Daily Study post for 6/20/15. Here we will share some thoughts regarding Ephesians 6:10-24 and a simple prayer related to those scriptures.

Passage

Ephesians 6:10-24 (King James Version)
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
21 But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things:
22 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.
23 Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.

Study

The armor of God may have been the first or most memorable Sunday school lesson you learned in children’s church. While you can find toy armor with red crosses all over it in Christian stores across the nation, Paul did not write this portion of scripture to make you laugh or giggle. Paul recognized that in this life we will be attacked, and the only way to survive an attack was to be prepared for it. I recommend you, the reader, read this passage of scripture (and most passages) in the Amplified Version of the bible to get a more complete understanding of the individual pieces of armor. 
Join us tomorrow as we share a summary of the lessons we have learned here in Ephesians!

Prayer

Father, thank you for your provision of armor and safety against the attacks of the enemy. Thank you for equipping me to defend myself and help me to surround myself with others that bear your armor.
In Jesus name we pray, amen. 

Activity

Today recognize an attack you are currently dealing with and purpose in yourself to fight that temptation or sickness with the full armor of God.

Question of the Day

Reading Ephesians 6:10-24, what scripture stood out to you? Can you relate to anything written about in this study? Join the conversation and share below!

Steven Kuhn II

Writer for the Christian Living section at Geeks Under Grace.

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