It’s Memory Verse Monday! We are about to wrap up our study in the book of Ephesians. We have learned to Sit, Walk, and Bow so now we need to learn to Stand. When Jesus was tempted by Satan in the wilderness He fought Satan with our best defensive weapon, which is scripture. He didn’t have to stop and say, “Wait Satan, let me get my cellphone or laptop and look up a scripture to counter your attack”. He had the verses He needed memorized. Most Hebrew men actually memorized the Torah or the first 5 books of the Bible. I don’t know about you, but I am about 4 7/8 books short. If you haven’t memorized any verses from Memory Verse Monday, then I highly recommend at least trying this one. We need to learn how to stand in the evil day.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints– Eph 6:10-18 (NKJV)