Daily Bible Reading for Thursday, February 22nd:

A Self-Defense Course


The reason I started the My Daily Pause project is to develop a habit of regular Bible study. This is the only way to be fully equipped for our daily needs. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

The Bible is often referred to as one’s sword or the Spiritual Sword from the “whole armor of God” listed by Paul in Ephesians 6:10-20. Upon closer inspection, the Bible is the whole armor of God.

  • Truth = The Word of God
  • Righteousness = The word of God (Your commandments are righteous – Psalm 119:172)
  • The Gospel of Peace = The word of God
  • Faith is obtained from the word of God (Faith comes from hearing – Romans 10:17)
  • Salvation comes from the word of God sacred writings (the sacred writings which are able to make thee wise unto salvation – 2 Timothy 3:15)
  • The Word of God

Soldiers learn to defend through training and repetition. Their skill and strength is enhanced from their armor, and their armor is enhanced from their skill and strength. In the heat of battle, neither has a lot of value on its own.

So don’t leave your armor piled in a corner! …be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God

Daily Bible reading for May 3

Head count. Hezekiah shows visitors everything he has. Paul describes the armor of God.

Psalm 122
Numbers 2
Isaiah 39
Ephesians 6:10-24

About Butch Adams

In addition to writing this blog and contributing elsewhere, I have served as elder and deacon in the various places I have worshiped. In these duties, I have concentrated my attention on the area of education - both in outreach to seekers through the Internet and inside the congregations for ongoing Bible scholarship. Comments and thoughts about referenced material in the article above are Copyright 2018 by Butch Adams . Any referenced material belongs to its owners and every attempt has been made to use it according to their wishes.

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2 Responses to “A Self-Defense Course”

  1. Jason Says:

    Good work! I could not help but think about David in 1 Samuel 17 who could not wear the armor to fight Goliath. That is not a judgment against David but it does raise a point that armor can only be worn in battle if it is tested through use.

    • Butch Adams Says:

      Thanks! I was thinking about another subheading called “You Fight Like You Train.” That thought fits right into the idea I was developing.