Research and technology do a great deal to protect those in our armed services. We’ve made body armor, vehicles to withstand road side bombs, and all manner of high tech equipment. This is all necessary for the safety of our troops, as best as we can protect them. There is an even greater protection that we all need for our daily lives. It’s called “the full armor of God”. We really are in a daily spiritual warfare, battling things that would pull us away from the values that honor our Lord. We are told in Ephesians to, “Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” (6:14-17) Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation – these are very real strengths we possess from the grace of God. They must not be neglected. We have only one offensive weapon – the Word of God. That above all must be with us daily. Together, this is a protection greater than anything our technologies can make.