Why do I need an antidote? I don’t feel sick, you might say. However, we are all under attack by a hidden enemy who wants nothing more than to tempt us with sin’s destructive lure. His aim is not just to hurt us; it is to kill us with sin’s sword. We are constantly under siege and find it increasingly difficult to live a Godly life in this time and place. However, there is an antidote. God has graciously provided us a blueprint in His Word. He calls us to “put on the full armor of God so when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground.” (Eph. 6:13) It gives us the “belt of truth”, “breastplate of righteousness”, “shoes of peace”, “shield of faith”, “helmet of salvation”, and the “sword of the Spirit- the Word of God”. Any questions?
1. The next time temptation arises and the enemy runs his schemes, what will I do to combat this?
2. In what ways have you seen prayer be effective against the “schemes” of the devil?
Challenge: Continue to use the blueprint above in God’s word to combat the schemes of the enemy.
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