“And in addition to all this, take up the shield of faith.” (Ephesians 6:16, NIV) The Apostle Paul likens faith to a shield. In ancient warfare, soldiers carried rectangular oblong shields about the size of a door. A combatant could crouch behind it and gain protection for all parts of the body. The shield was a mission-essential piece of armor. In the spiritual realm, faith serves this function—faith activates the power and protection of God in all areas of our lives. Faith is belief and trust in God. It is by faith that you believe Jesus Christ died for your...
We have a powerful spiritual enemy who hates God and wants to destroy the human race. Jesus, Himself, alludes to the devil and his evil works numerous times. Scripture teaches us we cannot defeat the devil with physical weapons. We need spiritual weapons.
Treat others like you want them to treat you.“And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them”(Luke 6:31-NIV). This is known as the Golden Rule. Most folks have heard this even if they don’t recognize it as Scripture.
Many of us like to exercise on a regular basis and that is great for your physical health.All of us could walk in the park more, play with the children outside more frequently, or just do yard work instead of paying someone else to do it.But you might not have thought that you should be exercising yourself toward godliness.Maybe you don’t even know where to begin.