Quote - “The attitude of some many Christians today is anything but fierce. We’re passive, acquiescent. We’re acting as if the battle is over…” - Waking the Dead (Eldredge), p. 168.
The tendency is toward one of two extremes when exploring spiritual warfare – to minimize it so that Christians aren’t alerted to the danger, or to maximize it so it is blamed for matters where human responsibility is the primary issue. This passage emphasizes both God’s part and our part in being fully armed for spiritual battle.
There is power in prayer – other than final greetings, Paul ends his letter to the Ephesians with prayer requests – for all of the Lord’s people, and for Paul’s fearlessness in proclaiming the gospel.
Use the guide for either personal devotions or group discussion.
© Wayne Schmidt