Devotions By Jan

Seat Belts

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Scripture for Today: Ephesians 6:12-13a “Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist….”

Part of air travel means listening to the list of safety procedures.  I know it is important but I cannot help but smile inside every time a seat belt buckle is explained!  It just seems a bit too obvious!

At the last cabin check before take-off, the flight attendant with whom my husband had been teasing came by saying, “Your seat belt is buckled, Mam?  You Sir, can undo yours!”  Thankfully, this particular flight had very little turbulence but as advised, we kept it buckled.

Our verse for today describes the very first item of the armor of God.  The context tells us that the believer is in a spiritual warfare needing spiritual armor.  Without it, we cannot stand firm in the face of evil.  We stand our ground first with the Truth.  Like a seat belt well buckled, the truth keeps us stable in the event of turbulence.  The day of evil turbulence will certainly come and usually without any warning.  That belt needs to be in place and buckled at all times!

The enemy plants doubt in our thinking and as with Eve, asks if God really did say what He did.  The only way to combat destabilizing doubt is to know, love and meditate on God’s Truth in His Word.  Being convinced of the Truth allows us to stand our ground and not be moved, no matter how violent the turbulence.

Will this be a day of evil turbulence?  Lord, keep me firmly buckled in with the Truth!


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