Ephesians 6:10-18, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.”
Boots. The covering for the feet. In the miitary, having comfortable boots is the difference between being happy and being miserable. On short walks or long marches, a good set of boots mean all the difference.
The gospel of peace. Gospel means “good news.” Good news is something that everyone wants. The good news that Jesus died for our sins. The good news that our lives are not meaningless and we do have a purpose. Our purpose is to live and serve God. God gave us the gift of His son in human form. Jesus came to Earth as a baby, lived His life, died on the cross, and came back to life in 3 days. In death, Jesus saved all of humanity from the sin of the world. Jesus took sin and death down to Hell. With the gift that God gives, we can have eternal life.
Do you want this gift? Do you want what God has to offer? God freely gives this gift to anyone that ask for it. Through prayer and forgiveness, one can become one with God. One can invite God into their heart and into their soul. Do that today!
Thank You for the gospel of peace. Your good news is truly the best news for us. We need and love You very much. You are our God who takes away the sin of the world. You sent Your son to die so that we may live. Life with You in Heaven. Oh, how glorious that will be! Thank You for all that you do, Lord.
In your good news giving name we pray,