Just over a week ago was Halloween. You probably saw people all over the place dressed up in silly costumes representing everything from cartoon characters to the devil himself. He too was probably a bit cartoonish. That’s how we’ve been taught to think of him. Now I’m not going to spend much time talking about him. We’re going to glorify the Lord Jesus instead, who has already defeated Satan. However, you do need to know that he is real and he wants to destroy you.
That’s what Paul is telling us in this passage, and he uses the metaphor of a Roman soldier’s armor to describe for us how we should be prepared for battle. That’s something that his audience would be very familiar with, since Rome ruled the civilized world at the time in which he lived. I hope you’ll join me this Sunday as we learn how to “stand firm” against the attack of the enemy.