Water is beautiful, powerful, refreshing, and dangerous. So are many other things. Because of the positive aspects of something, we can easily disregard the negative impact it can have on our lives over time. We might not notice the impact because it’s happening under the surface, changing us from the inside out, creating a shell of what we once were.
All the while, we have protection. We just need to see our need for it.
Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil. (Ephesians 6:11)
Looking at the armor doesn’t help. Knowing it exists doesn’t help. We can know the available precautions that might protect us from the erosion of our heart, mind, and soul, but until we take those precautions, they do us little good. Armor is intended to wear. Otherwise, it is empty, lifeless, and useless.
What erosion is going on in your life right now?
Pay attention, and do something about it.
What piece of armor might you be missing?
Stand, therefore, with truth like a belt around your waist,
righteousness like armor on your chest,
and your feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace.
In every situation take the shield of faith,
and with it you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word. (Ephesians 5:14-17)