I remembered when my son Sam joined the High School football team. He has to get used to all the equipment he had to wear. Imagine, to run effectively with the helmet on, and all the other protective items together like shoulder pads etc. is kind of not easy at all! But eventually these protective gear became a like a familiar friend that provides welcome protection against any serious injury. All because he knows that his equipment is so designed to protect him in times of trouble occurs.
As followers of Christ, we also face a dangerous foe – a spiritual enemy who keeps seeking our downfall and destruction as well. Fortunately, our Lord has provided us also with protection and He challenges us to suit up for spiritual battle too.
That’s why Apostle Paul describes our whole armor which consist – helmet, breastplate, shield, sword, belt, and shoes. Remember that these pieces of spiritual equipment are effective only if we put them on and use them – even if they might feel uncomfortable at first. So with faithfulness in His Word (v.17), in prayer, (v.18), and in witness (vv.19-20) are critical as well to make our armor feel like a part of us. God’s armor is tailor-made for you,but you must put it on!