Thought of the Day February 6, 2024 Put on the armor of God

By 10:41 AM

 Our focus for Lent (as well as all year round) is to reject the temptations of Satan. He tempts us to draw us away from God's plan in our lives. This he did to Adam and Eve. This he tried to do with Jesus. While Adam and Eve failed, Jesus rejected Satan. Lent is a training ground for us. We are told by Paul to put on the armor of God. "Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil. For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens. Therefore, put on the armor of God, that you may be able to resist on the evil day and, having done everything, to hold your ground." (Ephesians 6:11-13) What is that armor during Lent? Prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Jesus prepared himself for the battle with Satan by praying and fasting for forty days. 

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