Being a country boy growing up in the South, Georgia, to be exact my first thought was a Copper Head Snake! Not only would that not do justice to the color Copper but it’s winter time making snakes hard to find and the Copper Head is one of the world’s most poisonous snakes. So I grab a penny! Not real pleased with my frugal entry into today’s color challange I grabbed the shield with one of my favorite scripture from the New Testemant. A scripture from the book of Ephesians and one that has meant a great deal to me over the years because of evil in our world. I don’t think any rational human being on this planet would argue that evil exists but few will suggest ways to defeat it. Ephesians offer a good place to start suggesting we “put on the full Armor of God, so when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground.” I find it interesting that it says “you may” and I think that’s a good way of letting us know how powerful evil is and our struggle is not against flesh and blood. It is against the rulers of this dark world and the spiritual forces of evil in the spiritual realm.
What is this Full Metal? ” It is the “Belt of Truth” buckled around your waist, the Breastplate of Righteousness and your feet fitted with readiness that comes from the Gospel of peace. In addition to these add the shield of faith, helmet of Salvation and the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God.”
The Word of God aka The Holy Bible does it really make a difference? After all it’s only a book? The most popular, most translated, most read and sold book on this planet. Is it just a book? Consider: The Bible originated before the written word and in a language void of verbs. It was passed down word of mouth to scribble on mud,stone,clay,scrolls,Parchment, printing press, to the digital output of today. and certain individuals spent their adult lives in translation. People have been tortured and murdered for owning one and even today in certain parts of the Globe that threat still exists. Is it just a book? HOW COULD IT BE?