Armor of God

But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, and put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet of the hope of salvation. For God destined us not for wrath but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. — 1 Thessalonians 5:8-9.

There are several analogies in the New Testament about putting on the armor of God. There are days I feel like I need all the protection I can get from the slings and arrows of life. The virus makes me nervous and a mask hardly seems like the armor of God, but it is. The same goes for the breastplate of love and the helmet of hope. For you see the author reminds us we are not destined to be angry or full of wrath, we will survive with faith, hope, and love.

It is a good image to conjure, think about walking out the door fully protected with the glistening new armor of hope, faith, and love, and just to be further safe include a mask.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.


  1. This concept is one of the most helpful to me also when facing life’s challenges. I remember my Mother talking about how it was brought home to her when she saw an old movie in which the actor was doning his armor and you could see how fully protected he was.

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