The Under Armour brand name was more a result of trial and error in the search for trademark approval than anything else. The founder of the company stumbled on the name through an off-hand comment from his brother. But the name makes sense as the first products making this business successful were the undershirts made of material that wicked away moisture from the skin.
Today’s verse describes an armor that protects us from something much more important than a little sweat. This armor cannot possibly be hidden under our clothes as we are told to stand firm and ready for attack. Not only is it to be visible to others but easily accessible when needed. This is spiritual armor for our struggle against what we cannot see (vs. 12). It helps us to stand against the devil’s schemes (vs.11). With it in place we are strong, not in ourselves but in His mighty power (vs 10). We as believers never need to fear any evil day as He has given us the ultimate victory in Christ Jesus (I Cor. 15:57).
What an encouragement to know that I am not without defense! Against the Father of lies I am on the side of Truth. I can stand firm in His righteousness against the accusations of the enemy. My faith protects my heart from wavering and doubt. My salvation is secure because of Him. God’s Word will defeat the enemy every time. And He has even given me the privilege of brokering peace through the Gospel!
Thank you Lord, that sin will not win and evil will not prevail!!