How God Arms Us

King David spoke the words in 2 Samuel 22:33 after God had delivered him from all his enemies. There are battles in life that we must all face.  However, Christians are not alone when opposition strikes. Nor are we left helpless. Rather it is God Himself Who steps forward and gives us strength and makes our way perfect!

I. God Arms Us with Strength Because we have an Enemy.

1 Peter 5:8 NIV
Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around  like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

Satan is always working against God and Christians. We may think we are sometimes fighting other people in our battles, but it is Satan who is behind the attacks.

Ephesians 6:12 NIV
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the  rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark  world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly  realms.

It is ONLY through Christ that Christians can stand against Satan.

Zechariah 4:6 NIV
…‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord  Almighty.


II. God Gives Us Strength Through His Word.

Hebrews 4:12 NIV
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any  double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and  spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of  the heart.

To many Christians today are defeated because they do NOT know God’s Word or they do NOT apply it to their situation.

Hosea 4:6 NIV
my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.

Luke 6:46 NIV
“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?

III. God Gives Us Armor to Bare the Attacks of Satan.

IV. God Makes Our Way Perfect When We Accept His Strength and Allow Him to Work Through Us.

Key Verse:
2 Samuel 22:33 NIV
It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.