The Helmet of Salvation
And take the helmet of salvation. Ephesians 6:17a
Read Ecclesiastes 12
Perhaps you own a motorcycle or scooter. It is mandatory that you wear a helmet when using such mode of transportation. This is understandable in light of the fact that many involved in traffic accidents suffer from head injuries. A helmet is meant for your protection. Often head injuries lead to speech and memory deficiencies, as well as loss of concentration. Undoubtedly, the archenemy also seeks to direct his attacks upon a Christian’s mind. If you attend college and university, you will be confronted with many different ideologies and images contrary to the Bible. How do you deal with them? Are you well armed for this confrontation? Are you wearing a helmet? The memory of a Christian is most important. The Psalmist speaks of remembering the past mercies of the Lord. The Bible instructs us to never forget the Lord’s mercies. You may use them as a pleading ground when you pray.
Satan, our archenemy, is pleased when you forget the blessings of the Lord. He seeks to brainwash your mind with humanistic images. Through television, magazines and other media, you are continually faced with a worldview in which man thinks he can determine what is right and wrong. Man wants to play the leading role in his life to make God’s will obsolete. Is this also true in your life? Whatever you do, think about the choices you make! Pray to God for the enlightening of your mind and remember your Creator in the days of your youth. This helmet alone will protect you and grant you salvation.
Thought: What influences your thoughts the most?
Psalter 384:1,2,5 (based on Psalm 139) O Lord, my inmost heart and thought Thy searching eye doth see; Wherever I rest, wherever I go, My ways are known to Thee. Each spoken word, each silent thought, Thou, Lord, dost understand; Before me and behind art Thou, Restraining by Thy hand. Search me, O God, and know my heart, Try me, my thoughts to know; O lead me, if in sin I stray, In paths of life to go.