Dressed for success

By Dr. John W. Lewis - Religion Writer

Ephesians 6:10-11, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” We need a balanced wardrobe. Half-dressed Christians are vulnerable to Satan’s attacks.

The first piece of attire is the robe of righteousness given to us when we receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour.

The second is the girdle of truth to battle the devil’s lies. We need to know the difference between fact and fiction. Let’s have a balance of truth, honest with ourselves, God and others.

The third is the breastplate of righteousness, which is a balance between God’s righteousness bestowed upon us and our own righteousness, which we develop by doing right.

The secret of success is choosing to do right.

The fourth are the shoes of the gospel of peace. As Christians, we are to publish glad tidings of peace to a world that has no peace. Then as we spread this gospel of peace, God gives us the peace that passeth all understanding.

The fifth is a shield of faith. The Bible says above all we need faith. Faith is given to us as we hear and believe the word of God. When everything seems wrong and the devil points out all our failures, we need to hold up the shield of faith believing the promises of God.

The sixth is the helmet of salvation, which protects our thought life. Sometimes we think wrong and begin to doubt the goodness of God. Let’s be sure we don’t get dressed without our helmet.

The seventh piece of clothing for the believer is the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God. Joshua 1:8, “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”

Then lastly we need to wash our clothes in prayer. Ephesians 6:18a “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit.”

This wardrobe never goes out of style. Are you dressed for success?

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By Dr. John W. Lewis

Religion Writer