Ephesians 6:10-24 | Day Fourteen
By: Sophie DeMuth | To download this series in its' entirety, click here.
"Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes." - Ephesians 6:11
Before looking at the passage for today, sum up everything Paul said about submission in chapters 5 and 6. Next, prepare your heart to listen and learn from God’s Word. Ask Jesus to make Himself known to you through today’s passage.
Today we are finishing out the book of Ephesians! Read Ephesians 6:10–17. Why do you think Paul ends his letter with the armor of God?
How did the early church struggle (see 4:3)? Who did they struggle against? What do believers actually struggle against (6:12)? Instead of struggling against each other, whom should we stand against?
Verse 10 mentions God’s power again. What have we learned so far about God’s power?
Read 6:10–17 again. As you read, list out ever part of the armor of God and what each part stands for. Which piece of armor stood out to you the most? Why?
What truth does the belt of truth refer to? Who is the truth and where do we find truth?
What is righteousness (feel free to Google it if you’re unsure)? Why does God want us to be righteous?
What is the gospel (or good news) of peace? Who brings peace into the world?
In whom do we place our faith? What does God seal us with when we place our faith in Him?
Why do you think salvation is the helmet? In what ways could thinking about salvation help you stand against the enemy?
What is the Word of God? How can we use it as a weapon against the enemy? (Take a look at Luke 4:1–13 for an excellent example of this.)
Continue reading in chapter six. Read Ephesians 6:18–24. What stood out to you from this passage? Why?
How do you think Paul’s talk on prayer ties into what we read about the armor of God? How does prayer help us stand against our enemy?
Do you pray on all occasions? Do you come before God with all kinds of prayers and requests? Why or why not?
What’s easy for you to pray about? What’s harder to pray for? Why?
Do you find it hard to remember to pray? Why or why not?
Who could you be praying for this week? Say a prayer for them right now as you’re thinking about them.
Paul asked the church to pray for him—it’s not selfish to ask for prayer, it’s essential. What prayer requests do you have? How could you present those to God and a trusted friend today?
This week, try praying through each piece of the armor of God each morning. Pray that you’d wear truth, righteousness, the gospel of peace, faith, salvation, and the Word of God wherever you go. Try this exercise as you close and write out the verse for today. Pray for God to protect you against the enemy and teach you to stand firm against him.
Ultimately, the closing remarks in 21–24 remind us that Ephesians is a letter. As we close this study of Ephesians, flip back through the book and pick three main things God taught you through this letter. Write them down in your phone or on a note card and put it somewhere you can see it. Look back frequently to remember what God said to you through this study.
Write out the memory verse and then close your time in prayer. Thank God for all He said to you through this study of Ephesians. Pray for the other believers in your life. Present your requests to God. Praise Him for the saving work of Jesus, for the power of the Holy Spirit, and for His love.
It’s been a joy to walk through Ephesians with you! May you continue to grow in Christ as His dearly loved children.