Thousands of years ago, Rome was the undisputed empire—dominating the arts and literature, architecture, engineering (thus the famous Roman road), language, commerce, and many others.
The backbone of their strong and lengthy rule during ancient times was the Roman army. Roman soldiers don’t fight by their lonesome.
The smallest organizational unit of Roman soldiers was called “contubernium”, comprised of eight soldiers, who share a tent, ate together and are dispatched during emergency.
The next group of Roman soldiers were called a “century”, a group that originally was composed of 100 men during the Early Roman Republic, but later on, reduced to 80 men during the rise of the Roman Empire.
Notice that Roman soldiers don’t fight alone. They fight as a team. Plus, they wear a protective covering called the armour, which gave Roman soldiers, better advantage when ranged against their opponents.
Typically, a Roman armour consists of a belt, a breastplate (which protects the vital organs during a fight), shield and the helmet.
In Ephesians 6:11, the Apostle Paul wrote, “11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”
Reality is, a soldier can’t emerge victorious without wearing a protective armor during their time. Victory is much more achievable if a soldier fights side by side with someone, rather than, just fight by his lonesome.
Similarly, if we are not strong in the Lord, meaning, strongly connected with the Lord, we won’t stand a chance against the pressures, temptations and challenges in life.
Let’s put on the full armour of God. Being prepared every day by focusing on the most important part of your life—your relationship with God. By connecting with Him every day—praying, reading your Bible, declaring God’s word in your life—you’re preparing yourself well against any sudden “attack” from the devil.
Are you wearing your “armour” everyday? If not, start wearing one today.