And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.  With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

— Ephesians 6:18

Each of these weapons are vital and all serve a specific purpose, but as a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, a person is only as strong as his weakest weapon.  The entire armor of God must be worn and employed for us to withstand the numerous and constant attacks from Satan. 
      
When the Devil had finished tempting Jesus, he left him until the next opportunity came.

— Luke 4:13

Joseph was convinced that there was something special that God had called him to do (lead Egypt through the famine).  As a result, he fought the battle each and every day to stay pure in God’s sight.  That is a battle each one of us must fight, as hard as it is, because every one of us have a special purpose that we were created for.  We must fulfill that purpose in order to be well pleasing to him. 

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.

— Ephesians 6:13


 Cliff Young is a contributing writer to Sandlot Stories (ARose Books), as well as the monthly column, "He Said-She Said," in Crosswalk.com's Singles Channel.  An architect and former youth worker, he now works with Christian musicians and consults for a number of Christian ministries. Got feedback?  Send your comments and questions to CYdmg@yahoo.com.