Today's VerseThat is why you need to get God's full armor. Then on the day of evil, you will be able to stand strong. And when you have finished the whole fight, you will still be standing. — Ephesians 6:13 ERV
DevotionThese days, the unseen enemy appears to be COVID-19. We live with social distancing and hand sanitizer. We go to the store never knowing who may be carrying this unseen enemy. Our world and lives have been turned upside down by this virus—at least temporarily.
But we have a far greater unseen enemy that all of humanity has contracted. That enemy is Satan and the result has been sin and rebellion against our Creator. Ephesians 6:12 ERV reads, "Our fight is not against people on earth. We are fighting against the rulers and authorities and the powers of this world's darkness. We are fighting against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly places."
Left to ourselves, this enemy could not be defeated. But praise be to God, Satan and sin's curse were defeated at the cross of Christ! While there may not be a cure yet for this coronavirus, faith in Jesus Christ and His finished work on the cross is the cure for sin and eternal judgment. God has given us everything we need to win this battle and to live a godly life until we meet Him face-to-face.
Fear not, "for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world" 1 John 4:4 NKJV. He always was and always will be! To God be the glory!
By Debbie Mesin, Bible League International Staff, Illinois, U.S.
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