Posted by Paul McWilliams on Thursday, May 20th, 2010
Ephesians 6:10-17 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.
Whether you believe it or not “You are what you wear!” What I mean by that statement is that the way you dress tells people that you are or are not prepared to do the job before you. If you work in an office, you wear a suit. If you work on a construction site, you wear jeans and work boats. If you are a doctor, you wear scrubs. People see you as fit to do your job based on the way you cloth yourself. I actually know people who have been offered jobs based heavily on the way they came dressed to the interview. What you wear is important. Now how about us as Christians? Do we have to dress a certain way to show that we are ready for our work? The answer is absolutely “yes”, but not how you might think. As Christians we don’t have to always be dressed in our Sunday best because attending the assembly is not our job. Our job is to go to battle against the evil forces of this world, and to do that we have got to dress the part. Paul tells us in Ephesians, that we must put on the armor of God as we prepare to go into battle. That armor, our dress, will not only tell the world that we are ready to go to work, but it will also protect us from the dangers of the job. So before you go about your Christian work put on your armor of the Lord, and show Satan that you are able and willing to battle with him today!