Thursday, February 6, 2014

Scripture of the Day - The Stand

Earlier tonight I finished watching, for the very first time, the second half of the made-for-television movie "The Stand" adapted from Stephen King's novel by the same name. The relevance of this factoid here is that the very title (an apt title for the work I might add) caught my attention. It brought to my mind the fact that in Ephesians in Ch.6:10-18 (glibly known by some in Christian circles as the  "varsity wrestling" passage) Paul the Apostle uses the word "stand" three times and "withstand" once. Metaphorically-speaking I have not been "standing" enough lately and this spiritual malaise and complacency is reflected in the dearth of postings in this blog that relate to my spiritual life. This is ending tonight!
"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. Put on the complete armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the tactics of the Enemy. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against wicked authorities, against evil power structures, against the rules of the darkness of this world, against supernatural wickedness in the spiritual realm. Therefore, put on the complete armor of God so that you may be able to endure in the evil day and having done all you can, make your stand. Stand therefore, wearing your belt and the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparedness of the Good News of peace; foremost of all, taking hold of the shield of faith with which you shall be able to turn back the fiery projectiles of the Enemy. And use the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is a word FROM God. Praying in the Spirit constantly and diligently making supplication for all the brethren:"
~ Ephesians 6:10-18 (Kimicus ad Absurdum translation)

1 comment:

  1. "They say the Way is difficult. Is sleeping difficult? . . . Is WAKING?"