‘Therefore take up the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand…’ (Ephesians 6:13)
Again Paul reminds us that our whole body needs to be armed to withstand all that may come against us, but more than our own individual selves, the whole body of the Church needs the whole armour of God to withstand all it will face. We all need God’s strength, God’s help, God’s encouragement – all that the Lord can give to us – each and every day of our lives. But look at the last two words in this verse – to stand. If we put our faith firmly in God and put on His whole armour, we will stand. That’s not to say we won’t face sad, difficult or even devastating days, but with the Lord by our side, we will stand.
If there is any interest I’m looking to start a Zoom Bible discussion evening in the next few weeks. My plan would be to discuss the Bible passages that we looked at on the previous Sunday and just have a discussion about them in a bit more detail and end with 5 minutes or so of prayer. If you are interested please email me : Andrew.Graham@churchofscotland.org.uk I would need your email details to send you the Zoom link for you to join in. Each session would be no more than 40 minutes, as that’s the time limit I have on my zoom account, and could be on either an afternoon or evening.