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Greg Laurie daily devotion - July 11, 2014

  • 2014 Jul 11
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Suit Up

The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. - (Romans 13:12)

If you were to suffer the horrible experience of falling into a septic tank, you can be sure the clothes you were wearing would quickly become a part of your past. You wouldn’t wash them because it would ruin your washing machine. You would simply throw them out.

The apostle Paul wrote, “The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light” (Romans 13:12).

The idea is to cast off the works of darkness as though you had fallen into a septic tank. Cast them off like dirty clothes. In their place, put on the armor of light. Trade in the old for the new. Suit up.

Then Paul tells us there are things we must get rid of and things we must be engaged in: “Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts” (Romans 13:13–14).

The words “revelry” and “drunkenness,” used together, depict drunken individuals walking through the street. It is the party animal mentality. It seems that people who are drinking always get noisy. They start laughing at things that aren’t funny. They start raising their voices. They think they are acting sober when, in reality, they are acting like people who are drunk because that is exactly what they are.

There are Christians who say they have the liberty to drink and know when to stop, but they still come under the influence. As Christians, we want to be under the influence of God. That is how we are to live as last days believers.

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