Paul says that to be prepared with the Gospel of Peace is as effective as a good pair of army boots!
A Roman soldier’s sandals were designed for marching and for war.
They had hobnail soles to give stability in battle.
If any soldier is slipping about in the mud as he’s running into battle, and sliding around as he tries to fight, he is vulnerable.
What makes a Christian unstable?
The answer to that question is ignorance of the truth of the Gospel.
Without the knowledge of Jesus finished work we will be tossed to and fro, carried about with every wind of doctrine (Ephesians 4 v 14), and we’ll be unstable in all our ways (James 1 v 8).
The knowledge of the Good News of Jesus’ finished work…..
The understanding that God isn’t angry with us…..
The revelation that the war between God and man is over and we have peace with God (Romans 5 v 1)……
……Prepares us for battle.
When we know the Gospel…the TRUE Gospel…the Good News that He has done an awesome work, and that we are complete in Him (Colossians 2 v 10); that is a wonderful preparation for any fight.
Speak this out today……”Thank you Lord for the stability that the truth of Your Finished Work has given me”.
Ephesians 6 v 15…..And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.