The Armor of Religion - Part 6

Here's the last piece of the Armor of Religion...

Piece #6: Sword of the Flesh

Here in North America we are INCREDIBLY blessed with so many resources and information. There are so many conferences and seminars and workshop and schools and blogs and podcasts and websites which do a fantastic job of equipping people to improve and strengthen church ministries.

The problem is ... we can become TOO reliant on our own skills and talents and stop depending on the spirit of God to work among us.

Religion teaches us to do it on our own. We set up the rules. We train. We learn. And then we go out and we do it! It becomes SOOOO easy to do things in our own strength... because we are so talented and know what we're doing.

Psalm 73:26 reminds us that "My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." Our flesh may fail. If we are living out our faith through religion alone then eventually we will fail. It is only the Sword of the Spirit, the word of God living and working in us that can accomplish all things!

Tomorrow I'll wrap this all up with looking at what we should do if we're wearing too many pieces of the Armor of Religion.

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