Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13
Who needs body armor? Not just military personnel and police officers. An organization called Vested Interest in K9s is suiting up America’s 30,000 police dogs in protective gear. Each ballistic suit can cost up to $2,000, and the charity has cloaked more than 2,900 four-legged warriors since 2009.
As believers, we too have a vested interest protecting ourselves from Satan’s ballistic attacks. One unguarded moment can ruin our testimonies, damage our relationships, diminish our influence, steal our joy, and reverse our spiritual progress.
We have power available to be overcomers in life, with God’s armor and the Holy Spirit to protect and guide us. In the final verses of 1 Corinthians, the apostle Paul told us to keep alert for spiritual danger (watch); to hold our convictions tightly (stand fast in the faith); to exercise courage (be brave); and to draw energy from God for our daily battles with the world, the flesh, and the devil (be strong).
Anything else and you’re barking up the wrong tree.
For us to access [Christ’s] victory, we must stand firm under His headship in our thoughts, in our actions, in our hearts, in our decisions, on our job, in our homes, and throughout our lives. Tony Evans, in Victory in Spiritual Warfare
1 Corinthians 16:13-25 “Stand Fast”