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.
It’s easy to look at the world today and think that our enemies are certain politicians or certain entertainers or the Muslim radicals who behead their victims and then make videos bragging about it. When we see people, who don’t believe in what we believe in, it’s easy to say, “They are our enemies.”
But Paul has already said, “We don’t fight against flesh and blood” (v12). This armour reminds of us that our hope for victory rests in the character of God. Behind the belt of truth stands the God of truth; behind the breastplate of righteousness stands the God of righteousness.
Behind the shoes of the gospel of peace stands the God of peace; behind the shield of faith stands the God who is faithful; behind the helmet of salvation stands the God of salvation. behind the Word of God stands the God of the Word.