It’s very human to want to put up our own protective barriers when someone attacks us. We deflect an insult with humor or try to use logic and reasoning when someone launches an unjustified offense on us. But God promises that we are covered by the “helmet of salvation,” which is nothing less than the blood of Jesus. That means safety requires no more from us than saying “yes” to grace.
1. When faced with an attack of any kind, whether physical or emotional, what is your first instinct?
2. What keeps you from reaching for Jesus first and instead relying on your own feeble barriers?
Challenge: It can be so hard for humans to form a new habit to rely first on Jesus. Fortunately, we don’t even have to do all the work on that! Pray every day this week for the Holy Spirit to make new connections in your brain and heart to make it easier to automatically reach toward Jesus when troubles loom.
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