Jeremiah 46:3-5 – 3 “Order the buckler and shield, And draw near to battle! 4 Harness the horses, And mount up, you horsemen! Stand forth with your helmets, Polish the spears, Put on the armor!
I have been fortunate to serve as a chaplain to a local police agency for the past 4 years. During that time, I have learned a lot of what it takes to be a police officer, the challenges they face everyday and how much it takes to prepare for duty. Before an officer begins their shift, they must first prepare for any and all situations they may face that day. They must make sure they have the proper equipment on for protection. They must make sure that the armory they will carry on them and in the car are ready and in working order. They must make sure their vehicle is functioning and ready to go. It takes a lot for an officer to be ready for their shift.
As I was reading this scripture today, I was reminded of all of the brave men and women that serve our local communities by protecting us every day. I also began to think that the preparation that officers go through each day is similar to what we as Christians must do. We will all encounter daily “battles” because of our belief in Jesus Christ. We are called to “mount up, you horsemen! Stand forth with your helmets, Polish the spears, Put on the armor!”. We will never be successful in our walk unless we are prepared, equipped and ready for what lies ahead that day. As you wake in the morning and prepare to leave the house, don’t forget to get dressed with the armor of God.
I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!