Posts By: Carol Dietz

Sword of the Spirit

Ephesians 6:17 “…and take the Sword of the Spirit, which is Word of God.”   All the other parts of armor protect particular parts of the body. However, it seems that the Sword of the Spirit not only holds back the enemy in a defensive matter, but also offensively in protecting the entire body.  … Read more »

Helmet of Salvation

Ephesians 6:17 ‘Take the helmet of salvation.’   It is important to remember that Paul is using the analogy of a Roman soldier when describing the pieces of armor that we need to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might, and that it remains fixed in place at all times,… Read more »

Shield of Faith

Ephesians 6:16 “Above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.”   The words “above all” indicate that there is now a change in the armor that we are to put on. We are now coming to the fourth piece of… Read more »

The Risk

I’ve had a song rolling around in my head for days. It’s the theme song “Human” (Rag’n’BoneMan) for the new movie “Thank You For Your Service,” (lyrics below), which we’re planning to see. I’m so glad to see all the ‘hero’ movies coming out that show us all the risk our soldiers, law enforcers, fire-fighters,… Read more »

God is Judging His Own Children

Judges 19 and 20   In these days Israel had no king. The Israelites inquired of God for His leadership through God’s priests and prophets. They followed God’s laws. They were not perfect men with their obedience, like we are not perfect in obeying God’s Word, but God was faithful to bring them into Canaan… Read more »

Our Feet

Ephesians 6:15 “…and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.”   Have we ever thought about the important role our feet play in everyday life? Our feet touch the ground whenever we are standing, walking or running and they are an extension of your legs, which help move… Read more »

Righteousness

Ephesians 6:14 “….put on the breastplate of righteousness.”   Another important piece of our armor is the breastplate because it protects the vital organs of the body. Often the Old Testament writers would use the names of different organs to express feelings, affection, etc. This is the reason why the breastplate of righteousness is so… Read more »

You Shall Know the Truth

YOU SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH   John 8:32 “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”   Ephesians 6:14 “Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth.”   When it comes to the armor of God the first thing that we put on is the “belt of truth,” because the armor… Read more »

GOD DOES NOT PREVENT – GOD PREPARES

GOD DOES NOT PREVENT – GOD PREPARES God has set His laws in place, both physical and spiritual laws. He will not prevent consequences that arise from people going against His laws – whether laws of His creation, laws of His love or laws of His kingdom.   You can not prevent anything from happening… Read more »

Devotional

This morning in my quiet time with God, these verse came out to me with a thought: “This is why we have what we have in America today.” Children brought up without discipline, who believe everything they are told by their teachers, the media, the government, etc. They are lazy, irresponsible and demanding; expecting everything… Read more »