A moment for reflection:
And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit (which is the word of God). Ephesians 6:17
by Morag Cameron
This verse doesn’t ask whether we’d like the helmet of salvation, or to take it if we feel like it but it commands and offers it to us.
The dictionary states “A helmet is a form of protective gear worn to protect the head”. A helmet, whether one for cycling, boxing, police officers or soldiers, is worn to protect our heads against injuries, blows or combat.
Salvation is the deliverance from sin and its consequences, which is death. Salvation through faith in Jesus Christ is a free gift of grace received when you confess your sin, believe in who Jesus is, and accept Him as the Lord and Saviour of your life.
The Helmet of Salvation is the protection we need for the spiritual war we find ourselves in every single day, whether we like it or not. Our salvation is secure in the power of the Lord. We simply need to take the helmet of salvation offered to us and stand firm on the promises of God. Take His Word seriously. Trust Him when He says He will come through. Trust Him for eternity.
We need to take our thoughts captive to make them obedient to Christ as it clearly tells us in Romans 12:2 ‘Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.’
When we notice an attack on our mind, perhaps a strange thought bringing us down “out of nowhere,” or when we recognise our thoughts are focusing on lies rather than God’s Truth, we need to remind ourself that we are standing firm against the schemes of the devil.
‘Put on all of God’s armour so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.’ Ephesians 6:11
Claim God’s Word and trust in His promises.
Standing on the Promises of God
Loving God, we praise and thank You for Your Word to guide us when we stray, are fearful or confused. Help us as we strive to be transformed and not to conform to the pattern of this world. Help us to be persistent in prayer and seek You in every circumstance.