A Denver newspaper recently reported that a 26-year-old man was stabbed to death when he put on a bullet-proof vest and his uncle plunged a knife into his chest to test the body armor. The protective vest failed to withstand the blade of the knife.

We'll each be tested. When Satan's test comes and we don't have the right armor on, we're in danger.

Ephesians 6 lists the proper armor for the Christian, and we're told that we must always be suited up with the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shoes of the Gospel, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God . . . The armor of the Christian is vital if we're going to protect ourselves and fight against the devil's tricks. We get into trouble when we wear the wrong armor, or when we take it off altogether.

(Turning Point Daily Devotional, 11/12/03)