13 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.14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
- Can you think of other “fights” in the Bible?
- Do these “fights” have anything in common?
- What does God want out of these fights?
- Can there be a victory without a fight?
- How are you fighting for the Kingdom of Heaven?
- If you were to extend this metaphor to include prayer, how would you describe it?
- Is it easier for you to see God active in your life when everything is going well or when you feel like you’re under attack?
- Compare and contrast your prayer life during those seasons in your life.