Monday, October 27, 2008: Romans 13:11–14And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. 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. 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.
How do we cast off or put on these things? Casting off is by confession before God in prayer; putting on is by reading God’s word.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008: Romans 6:12–14Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
What do the words reign and dominion have to do with sin? When you are in Christ, sin has lost its grip: you have the weapons to break free instead of living under dominion of sin.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 2 Corinthians 6:4–7But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings; by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love, by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left
What is the implication of Paul putting on armor on his hands? Paul’s strong and weak actions are for God’s kingdom.
Thursday, October 30, 2008: 2 Corinthians 10:3–5For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ
What is the battleground in the Christian’s life? The battleground is the thoughts of our mind!
Friday, October 31, 2008: Ephesians 6:14–17Stand 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
What weapon allows to fight, and not merely stand? Without doubt, that weapon is knowledge of how the Bible, the Word of God, can be used daily.