The Armor of God


We are part of a wonderful homeschool co-op called Classical Conversations.  It involves a lot of memorization of a wide variety of subjects and my 4th grader is particularly thriving at it.  (The Timeline Song is a family favorite!)  One of the passages we are memorizing is Ephesians chapter 6, one verse each week.

We just finished the section involving the armor of God and had a fun time creating armor out of cardboard, duct tape, and a silver bowl most recently used to catch our stomach flu offerings…  ={

The kids helped me here and there, but this was mostly the case of mom thinking it was a great idea, mom doing the research, and mom finishing it up when the kids grew bored or couldn’t cut the cardboard with their pathetic little scissors.  Can’t wait until the science experiment years…

So in this fashion show, my 4.75 year old is girding her loins (don’t get to use that word everyday) with TRUTH, whilst wearing the BREASTPLATE of RIGHTEOUSNESS, and her feet are “shod” (thank you, King James) with the preparation of the GOSPEL of PEACE, quenching fiery darts with the SHIELD of FAITH, wearing the helmet of SALVATION, and carrying the SWORD of the SPIRIT (which is the WORD of GOD.)

I need to take time to seek more understanding on each of these pieces and their symbolism.  I love Paul’s reference to the Roman soldiers he observed during his lifetime, because I love the Roman time period.  I also think it’s interesting to use military language to acknowledge the often unseen/unrecognized battle going on supernaturally.  But I love that peace and truth and faith are emphasized and are virtues/character traits that I desire to grow in.

There are many different ways to go about creating and studying the armor of God (thank you, Pinterest!), so go for it!

What are your thoughts/reflections on this unique Bible passage?


3 thoughts on “The Armor of God

  1. We were just talking about Noelle today! The kids were asking how old she was and I was guessing that she would be 5 this summer when we come to California and they were amazed–“she was a baby when they left and then we saw her and she was three and now she’ll be five! How did that happen?” She’s looking tough in that photo! Watch for a pm from me regarding our Cali trip!
    Hugs–Carla for the Temenaks

  2. Hi Friend,

    I’ve been thinking about you often and hope we can get together soon!

    How do you find the time to write all your post?! and read all your books?!

    You are amazing!

    Love you!

    Naomi R Van Wyk

    PO Box 303222 Santa Barbara, CA 93130

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