For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Heb. 4:12
The Armor of God10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
I really loved reviewing these verses and I have been printing out pages for teaching to our Children. I want them to understand just what the Full Armor of God means. We need to show them what the Bible teaches so that they can withstand the enemies arrows! Helping our children learn about the Power of God and His Word is a Gift to them that we are mightily blessed by teaching!
1. Read the Armor of God verses in Ephesians 6:10-18
Sandals of Peace (provided to us by an ongoing relationship with Jesus Christ) Shield of FAITH ( Psalm 3:3) Helmet of Salvation: Salvation through Jesus Christ
Sword of the spirit: God's Word is Powerful and Real(John 1:14)
Help your children know that the armor is not like a magic shield, you can't go into to sin and then expect it to magically keep away evil.
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7
God bless you all as you strive to teach and train up your children :) Love Karen