Wednesday, August 9, 2006

The Whole Armor of God - The Gospel of Peace

"And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;" (Eph. 6:15)

Roman soldiers wore 'sandals' used in battle called 'caliga.' These were heavy sandals whose sole was studded with hobnails. Football cleats are similar in purpose, a sure footing, as it digs in the greens. The Gospel is a message that we can surely stand on. We must always be ready to share this glorious gospel of peace. Actually sharing the gospel gained me quite the reputation at work (looking back at my college days). To some degree it actually saved me from a lot of unnecessary grief, my co-workers actually held their tongue when they would have rather cursed. When serious problems came up in the lives of my co-workers they knew they could come to me and talk, and they also knew that somehow they would hear a Bible verse or some truth from the Scripture that could meet their need. From the moment I had gotten saved (at age 15) I was ready to share the gospel. That readiness has prepared me to take on a lot of spiritual battles. What are you prepared for? Are you ready to share the gospel? I am not advocating evangelism indiscriminately during 'work time' (I assume you understand what I mean). Some people are ready for self-promotion, or for anything else but evangelism. In the end, after you have shared your testimony or have given your witness, do people know more about you or about the Savior?

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