Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. Ephesians 6:11
Each day a soldier serving in a war zone puts on protective gear to help protect him. Police officers likewise don certain pieces of gear meant to keep them from encountering bullets. Likewise believers have the armor of God to protect them if only they remember to use it daily.
The word of God is that armor. It is strong and powerful and not very effective if not read and studied. Satan is not scared of those people who claim to be believers but rarely, if ever, open up their Bible and read. You can not force someone to read scripture. They have to want to and it is the Holy Spirit's job to bring conviction. When we are complacent that is when the enemy loves to attack us. He works through lies and deception. If a person never reads God's word then how will they know the truth and be able to counteract the devil's lies and schemes?
Today be on your guard. Know that when you leave your home each day it is not the morning show or Facebook that protects you but it is getting a good dose of God's word to send you out into the battlefield.
PRAYER: I know Lord when I neglect the reading of the word that I am susceptible into believing lies of the enemy. I want to stay rooted and grounded in the Bible. Help me Lord to not make excuses for why it is not necessary. In Jesus' name. Amen.