In His Praise — September 11, 2022
In His Praise!
“…be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the power of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil… Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes you will be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything to stand. Stand firm then…”
Ephesians 6:10 – 14
We live in a world that seems to be filled with all kinds of evil. It is not uncommon to hear about murders, shootings, kidnapings, abuse and other hateful crimes. Strong drugs that can kill are created with the express purpose of attracting children. Evil is promoted in movies and on tv as entertainment. As a society, it is sad to say that we are no longer shocked when we’re exposed to such things. Although we want to protect our children, it is necessary for their safety, to make them aware of many such dangers.
At times it can be overwhelming. We may feel that there is no good left in the world. We may ask why God is allowing these things to happen. But God calls out the cause of all this wrong, it is the devil himself! God does not leave us helpless though.(John 16:33)
He gives us hope and assurance in these words from Ephesians. God has not forsaken the world. He is always near to give strength and guidance.
As His children we are called to stay strong in our faith, diligent in our witness and confident in our Lord! By covering ourselves with God’s armor and standing firm on Him we can be victorious in the fight against evil.