Ephesians 6:10-15 – Sure Footing

Ephesians 6:10-15
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

-After a warning to be strong in the Lord, and then describing the various pieces of spiritual armor to which we have access, Paul goes on to say that we should protect our feet with “the preparation for the gospel of peace“.  Does this section of armor seem out of place to you?  Defending yourself with the Gospel of Peace may not be very effective in time of war, so why do you think it’s mentioned here?  Think about the time period in which Paul is speaking.  In his day, Roman soldiers wore armored shoes with cleats to help ensure they could maintain sure footing in battle.  In like fashion, if you are going to fight in God’s army, it is imperative that you first have sure footing on solid ground.  And there is no ground more sure that the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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