Armor Of God

Therefore take up the whole armor of God, so you may be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. — Ephesians 6:13.

I suspect that this verse has been the source of many a sermon. Just think of what a gifted preacher like my friend Luis can do with the phrases “Armor of God,” and “having done everything.”

Someone facing a serious disease or diagnosis is likely to quiz doctors about whether “they have done everything” and whether there are further treatments that will enable them “to withstand.” They want to be sure they have taken up the whole armor against the attacking parasite or cells.

The closest thing I ever had to donning armor was my football pads and helmet in college. At some point we would open our travel bag and slowly take up and put on the gear that would hopefully prevent us from broken limbs and concussions. During this process we had one coach who was famous for one line. He would always say at some point, “Put your game face on.” There was no doubt as to his meaning. No more laughter or horsing around. We were to wipe the smiles off our face, and become serious about the task ahead. Our attitude was an important part of our armor.

Now shoulder pads and plastic helmets are hardly what Saint Paul means when he tells us to take up the armor of God. Nor do I think he is talking about chain mail or iron breastplates. Yet he does tell us to take up the “whole armor of God.” W

What do you think is included in God’s travel bag labeled “Armor of God?”

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. I agree with Suzy and in answer to your question I think the best armor is prayer and trust in God.

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