Armor Up! #4

Mon, Feb 17, 2020

Articles At A Glance

It makes sense. The next pieces of God’s Armor that we must put on are:

Shoes for your Feet, having put on the Readiness given by the Gospel of Peace

At West Point, the United States Military Academy, we often wore rugged combat boots. Ah yes! If you’ve worn them in 90 degree humid weather while walking on a 12 mile forced march, you know what I’m talking about! Every so often, our gracious leaders would allow us to stop, take off those hot, sweaty boots, tend to our many blisters, and put on a clean pair of socks. Those of us who have done this will tell you: Your feet are everything to a soldier. If they go bad, your effectiveness on the battle field or in training goes way down.

In the days of the Apostle Paul, the Roman Soldier Clothing and Armament providers made sturdy, protective shoe sandals that had strong cleats or nails that would help their feet grip on rough terrain. Slipping led to losing and death.

If you are saved, you are a soldier. Stand on the Truth of Scripture by faith, not feelings, and always be at the ready! Like in the formative years of our great nation, farmers, shop keepers, and countrymen were called Minutemen. At a “moment’s” notice, they would grab their long rifle, powder, and shot and rush to the cry, “The British are coming!”

Likewise we Christian Minutemen and Minutewomen are to be ‘at the ready’ to share the gospel, tell our story, lend a helping hand, offer encouragement, offer a tract, etc.…not in a pushy, bulldozing manner, but rather in a winsome, kind, manner. Everyone is facing a battle, thus, everyone needs a cup of encouragement. Give them one. Let us pray for each other today that we would be good Minutemen and Minutewomen.

Our Lord’s mission is our mission: “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” (Luke 19:10 ESV)

Comments? Jim.Grunseth@Cru.Org

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