Thy Word is a Lamp unto my feet, and a Light unto my path. I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments. I am afflicted very much; quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy Word. Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me thy judgments. My soul is continually in my hand, yet do I not forget thy Law. The wicked have laid a snare for me, yet I erred not from thy precepts. Thy testimonies have I taken as a heritage forever, for they are the rejoicing of my heart. I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end.
Psalms 119:105-112 (KJV)
Help LORD, for the godly man ceases, for the faithful fail from among the children of men. They speak vanity every one with his neighbor, with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak. The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaks proud things who have said, with our tongue will we prevail, our lips are our own; who is lord over us?
The oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffs at him. The Words of the LORD are pure Words; as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation forever. The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.
Psalms 12:1-8 (KJV)
Question: What shall believers put on for spiritual defense, with what armor shall we adorn ourselves?
Put on the whole armor of GOD, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of GOD, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand:
- Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with Truth, and having on the Breastplate of Righteousness.
John 17:17; Jeremiah 23:6; Jeremiah 33:16; I Thessalonians 5:8;
- Your feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of Peace.
Isaiah 52:7; Romans 10:15
- Above all, taking the Shield of Faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38
- Take the Helmet of Salvation, and the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of GOD.
Isaiah 55: 6-11; Jeremiah 23:29; Hebrews 4:12
- Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.
Matthew 26:41; Luke 18:1-8; I Thessalonians 5:17
Ephesians 6:11-18 (KJV)
Question: What does Apostle Paul mean by putting on the Armor of Light?
Also, put on the Armor of Light = “walk honestly, as in the day”
Cast off the works of darkness:
Awake out of Sleep!
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep, for now, is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand, let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the Armor of Light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
Romans 13:11-14 (KJV)
II Corinthians chapter 6