As a woman, I have a battle every morning. It is me vs. the clothes in my closet. The question is always the same: ‘What should I wear today?’
I would imagine whether man or woman most folks determine what they wear according to what they are doing that day. Most of us have work clothes, fun clothes, ‘church’ clothes, comfy clothes, and so on. In some situations, our society has very specific clothing such as work uniforms, sports uniforms, graduation regalia, wedding/formal wear, and even swimsuits. Whether for work, sports, or ceremonies certain clothes are required in order to be dressed appropriately.
What we choose to wear every day is relative to our daily activities and is very important, so we put time and energy in to deciding what to wear and focus on dressing in the proper clothes for the day.
As a Christian, we have more than just the physical aspect of clothing to think about when considering what we are to ‘wear’ on a daily basis. Ephesians 6:10-18 calls us to put on the full armor of God including:
The belt of truth,
the body armor of God’s righteousness,
for shoes, the peace that comes from the gospel,
the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil,
the helmet of salvation,
and the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God.
I wonder if we spend as much time dressing in the armor of God as we do shopping, planning, and determining what physical clothes we dress in daily.
Please come back tomorrow. Let’s explore why scripture tells us to dress in the armor of our Lord.