Life’s Front Lines

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By Becky Holland

Ephesians 6:13 – Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. (NASB)

In May 2005, over 4,000 members of the Georgia 48th Brigade were deployed to Iraq. It was the largest combat unit of the Georgia National Guard to deploy overseas since World War II.

As they packed to leave, the soldiers were given a list of items and materials to help them in their duties while in Iraq. This armor included manuals to read, weapons to carry, and certain clothing to wear to help accomplish their goals while being on the front lines.

Recently, I read somewhere a commentary on today’s key verse of Scripture:

Spiritual strength and courage are needed for our spiritual warfare and suffering. Those who would prove themselves to have true grace, must aim at all grace; and put on the whole armor of God, which he prepares and bestows. The Christian armor is made to be worn; and there is no putting off our armor till we have done our warfare, and finished our course.

God is the only one who knows our course, and He is the one who made our armor, so why shouldn’t we put on what He has given us before we hit life’s front lines?

Prayer: Dear Lord, give us this day the training and the armor to do what You would have us to do as we walk the front lines in our daily lives. Thank You for the opportunity to learn and grow in You through the victories and losses. Amen.

(Picture was found on the Internet. Not the Georgia brigade.)

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