Studies in Ephesians – Ephesians 6:10-17
A – R – M – O – R
See also: Rms. 13:12; I Thess. 5:8; Job 1:6-7; Phil. 4:13; Matt. 17-20; Psalm 35:2-3
Adversary – vs. 11-12 – Yes, we have an enemy is we live as people of faith.
Resistance – v. 13 – There is hope. We can resist the attacks of the enemy. Do not believe that you must succumb. You can resist.
Metal – v. 13 – Our armor is strong. It is an armor that can withstand attack and can protect us. We are covered by truth, salvation, righteousness, preparation of the Gospel of peace; we are protected by faith; and we are defended with the sword of the word of God.
Offensive – v. 17 – With the Word of God we can strike out. When Jesus was tempted he fought back with the word, and He won the battle. Use the word to strike out and to win.
Retardant – v. 16 – Ancient shields were often covered in leather and oiled. A blow would glance off the shield, and flaming arrows would be doused if they struck the shield. So our faith gives us a shield to withstand the blows and arrows hurled against us.
Exemplary Story – Not long after I had prepared this lesson I was invited to give remarks at the memorial service for a student who died. I told the family of the student’s chapel devotional. In her devotional the student told listeners how God had her covered head to toe and had her covered coming and going. God has the people of faith covered with a heavenly armor.