Protect Yourself: Put on the Armor of God

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Editor’s Note: Enjoy this devotion with your family or the kids in your life. It’s from the brand-new, first devotional for kids by the Robertson family of Duck Dynasty fame! 

But the Lord is faithful. He will give you strength and protect you from the Evil One. — 2 Thessalonians 3:3

Korie loves to snow ski. She has skied every year since she was five years old. On her first ski trip, she went with her grandpa and grandma, and no one warned them about the sun in the high mountains. The sun was very bright, and Korie didn’t wear any sunscreen. Her cheeks got so burned they were one big blister! Grandpa and Grandma and Korie all learned the value of protection.

There are other ways we protect ourselves. Can you think of some of them? We wear seatbelts in our cars and helmets when we ride bikes. We wear life jackets when we swim in the lake and sunscreen when we go to the beach. Yes, all of these are ways to protect us from something bad happening to us, like Korie’s sunburn.

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But our real protection, our greatest protection, comes from God, our heavenly Father.

The verse for today tells us that God is faithful in His protection against the Evil One. Satan is the Evil One, and you don’t have to apply any lotion or cream to protect yourself against him; you just have to put on God.

Commander in Action

We all know ways to be safe. Being safe against Satan means to put on God. Read Ephesians 6:10–17, and write down the armor God provides for your protection. It will be more powerful than a huge bottle of sunscreen!

Dear God, thank You for Your armor of protection! Help me when I face trials and temptations by guarding me against the evil one. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Excerpted with permission from Duck Commander Devotion for Kids by Korie Robertson and Chrys Howard, copyright Korie Robertson and Chrys Howard.

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Your Turn

How often do you meditate on and discuss the armor of God with your family? Today is a great day to have a talk about the importance of protecting ourselves against the enemy. Come share with us on our blog! We want to hear from you about this devotion for kids! ~ Devotionals Daily


Chrys Howard

Chrys Howard is the mother of Korie Robertson, star of the hit TV show Duck Dynasty®. She has edited and cowritten more than 100 books, and is the author of ten books with more than one million copies in print in six languages. Chrys and her husband, John, have three grown children and eleven grandchildren.

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Korie Robertson

Korie Robertson stars in the popular TV show Duck Dynasty®, helps run the day-to-day operations of Duck Commander®, and is the very busy mom of five children. She is also the coauthor with her husband, Willie, of the New York Times bestselling book The Duck Commander Family

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