Wearing the armor of light

Romans Bible Background

08.14.2018 – New Testament: Rom 13.12–13

To read the Bible in a year, read Romans 13 on August 14, In the year of our Lord 2018

By Don Ruhl

When wearing armor, in this case the armor of light, we cannot let anything diminish that armor, otherwise, the enemy will strike us down. Therefore, Paul wrote,

The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy (Romans 13.12–13).

How can we engage in the works of darkness while simultaneously wearing the armor of light? We cannot, but when we wear the armor of light, which is all the time, we have to avoid the things associated with the darkness, such as revelry, drunkenness, lewdness, lust, strife, and envy.


  • What do you do when you slip into the darkness and realize what you have done?
  • Do you like wearing the armor of light?

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