The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my dear brothers (and sisters) stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. I Corinthians 15:56-58
A new neighbor moves in next door. All you see are guys on motorcycles wearing black leather coming and going from the home. You start to develop an opinion about your new neighbor and it’s not a good one. A few days later you are both outside and he strikes up a conversation. You reluctantly go over and talk to him. Within a matter of minutes your opinion of him takes a 180. He really is a great guy. And all his motorcycle friends are part of the group who go to military funerals to protect the families from harassment Your way of thinking about him completely changes.
Living in today’s world we are bombarded with all sorts of temptations. It is easy to get caught up in things that aren’t good for us, but at the time look harmless. For example, there are several TV commercials about the fun to be had at a casino. Now I’m not saying to stay away from there. I am saying we need to keep our wits about us and not blow the family budget. However, for some people going to a casino starts out as fun but before they know it they are on a slippery slope to destruction. Their way of thinking turns to the worst.
Having Jesus Christ in our lives changes everything. Having the Holy Spirit as our guide helps us discern between good and bad. THE HELMET OF SALVATION given by God protects our mind from the temptations which can destroy it. Once we put on THE HELMET our way of thinking changes. We begin to see the lures of the devil for what they are – a means to destruction.
With THE HELMET OF SALVATION securely on our head we don’t lose sight of what Jesus did for us the moment we accepted Him as Lord and Savior. When we wear THE HELMET our mind can tell when something is good and when it’s a trick of Satan to draw us into something bad.
Accepting THE HELMET OF SALVATION and wearing it is a mind changing experience that will never go away. Your way of thinking about this world will be changed forever and you’ll be able to focus on the good things God has planned for you.
APPLICATION: do you need a mind adjustment? Are you struggling with a situation and you don’t know which way to turn? Seek our a trusted Christian friend or find a pastor to talk to. Let them help you put on THE HELMET OF SALVATION so your thinking will be clear.