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having [c]strapped on your feet the gospel of peace in preparation [to face the enemy with firm-footed stability and the readiness produced by the good news] Ephesians 6:15

The premise of Ephesians 6:15 is very similar to that of Psalm 119:11 which says, “Your word I have treasured and stored in my heart, that I may not sin against You.”

It is our daily, consistent, verse-by-verse study of the Word of God which is analogous to strapping the “gospel of peace” on our feet in preparation to meet the enemy with firm-footed stability and readiness.

We strap the gospel on our shoes not unlike the golfer attaches the spikes to his golf shoes–to improve traction. With each scripture a believer studies, meditates on, discusses with others and thereby stores in his heart, he improves traction and is better able to stand in the battle. Our time in the Word of God daily, gives us confidence and amounts to us strapping on the gospel of peace to our shoes. God’s commands, statutes and promises give us that firm-footed stability Paul had in mind. It makes us more likely to be standing at the end of the battle.

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