Ephesians 6:14; Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness.
My sweet toddler is at the age that he can help me cook a little. He knows the places that are off-limits –stove, oven, hot water etc– but he also knows what he is allowed to do. Yesterday, I was working in the office and I heard a metal-on-metal grating, popping sound that makes me think, pennies in the electrical outlet. All our outlets have covers so I jumped up to see what he had. I found him at the kitchen counter on a chair with a thin metal, deep-fat-fryer colander and some coins and a plastic lid. (No– the real fryer was nowhere to be seen) He looked up and pointed, “Cookin, see cookin!” The pride on his little face was picture worthy! Let me ask you–is this the truth? He has some of the equipment needed to cook but is he getting the job done? He’s two and a half, that’s about all the cookin’ action he’s seen.
The literal translation of the above verse:
Ephesians 6:14; Stand therefore, with your whole self girdled with the truth of the Word of God and with the strong and pure heart of your renewed mind, clothed in His righteousness.
The two tactics of the Devil are pressure and pleasure. With those he will try to force you off or he’ll try to lure you off your stand on the Word. The best defense is learning everything about God and His Word that you can. But, just because someone is making noise in the kitchen doesn’t mean they are cooking a full meal or doing it right. If you’re spiritually a two-year old all you need is more time and effort in God’s kitchen called His Word. Read over the last one-hundred and twenty-six posts on Ephesians its a start a wonderful training course in cooking with the equipment of the Word. Click here to see a recap.