McCheyne’s Bible Reading Plan: Ex 37, Jn 16, Pr 13, Eph 6
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. (Eph 6:10-12)
We must not forget the kind of battle that we fight, that it is against the spiritual forces of evil. This does two things for us. One, it reminds us to keep our guard up, or our armor on. (The armor imoliesnhow we are to engage in battle.) Two, it reminds us how dangerous the battle is as it is for our very soul. It should remind us that we must desperately lean on Jesus, knowing that he has overcome the world.