Scripture Lesson: Ephesians 6:1-3
On this date in 1979, Willie Mays received 419 of 432 possible in
his election to the Hall of Fame. Mays was a one-of-a-kind player who combined
power, speed, and defensive wizardry. He was the first player in major league
history to finish a career with at least 300 HRs and 300 stolen bases. Mays’
running catch in the 1954 World Series is considered one of the greatest
catches in baseball history. Mays ended his career with 660 HRs and 338 stolen
bases. Willie Mays will always be known as one of the greatest players to play
the game, both offensively and defensively.
In today’s text, Paul warns the Ephesians to get ready, and his
words apply to us, as well. Satan is going to attack us and try his best to
separate us from God by bringing temptation and the opportunities for sin into
our lives. Satan is crafty and his forces of evil are strong, too strong for us
to stand up against alone. Paul wants us to be strong in the Lord and to suit
up, putting on the armor of God. With God’s defense (His armor) and His
presence with us, Satan does not have a chance! God’s armor is the best defense
against Satan and the forces of evil. When we suit up God’s way, Satan cannot
break through that defense. Our best defense against Satan is God’s presence in
our lives and wearing His armor.
Satan try to wear down your defenses?
often are we guilty of thinking we can stand up to Satan ourselves?
your biggest temptation?
Willie Mays was one of the greatest defensive players of all time.
He worked very hard at being that kind of player. It takes hard work for us to
be great defensive players against Satan, relying on God’s presence and His
Posted on Sat, January 23, 2016
by David Daly