Center of Hope Devotion – December 11, 2020

Dear Friends,


Those who grew up before the days of video games likely remember playing outside. Children may have played cops and robbers, or imagined they were knights protecting a fair maiden. Those who grew up with science fiction capturing their imaginations possibly engaged in imaginary battles with aliens from outer space.

At some point, however, children learn the difference between pretend conflict and real conflict. Evil is no longer encountered only in the world of make-believe, but is a reality people face, sometimes on a daily basis.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 6:12).

God’s people are in a battle that cannot be fought in their own strength, and it is sure to intensify as the day of the Lord’s return grows closer. Staying safe requires putting on the armor God provides.

Challenge for Today: Put on all of God’s armor.