The third piece of the Armor of God is having your feet shod with the readiness of the Gospel of Peace. Paul talks about it in Ephesians 6:15, which is one of the Scriptures on the Armor of God.
The following information was pulled from my sermon on Ephesians 6:15, in which I talk about the Sandals of the Gospel.
Sandals of the Gospel
Just as the sandals helped keep the soldier on his feet in battle, being prepared to share the Gospel with others will help you stay on your feet as a Christian.
If you are not really clear what the Gospel is, and if you don’t really know how to share the Gospel with others, then in all likelihood, you don’t really know if you yourself have believed the Gospel, or if you have believed the right thing, or believed enough.
All of this leads you to a lack of assurance.
If you don’t know what to tell others on how to be saved, then you don’t really know yourself how to be saved, and if you don’t really know yourself how to be saved, then you can’t really be sure you are saved. You do not have assurance. You do not know for sure you are going to heaven when you die. And if that is the case, then you are on very slippery ground indeed. In order to get firm footing on this slippery ground, you need to put on your sandals. You need to get those steel studded soldier cleats so that you can have firm footing and not slip around in fear and uncertainty while on the field of battle.
There is nothing Satan likes more than for Christians to not know for sure whether they are saved or not. It stifles their evangelistic efforts. It dampens their zeal for Christ. It makes them afraid to serve others, because they are afraid they might do or say the wrong thing.
To be effective on the field of spiritual battle, Christians need to get their sandals on, which means they need to know what the Gospel is—how they themselves are saved, and how they can share the saving message with others as well. This is what Paul is talking about in verse 15. It says that the sandals are the preparation of the gospel of peace.
To learn more about this piece of the Armor of God, see my sermon on Ephesians 6:15.
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