Have you ever worn something that protects you? (maybe a helmet)


There’s a great story in the Old Testament about a King of Judah named Jehoshaphat (can you say Jehoshaphat?). Judah was God’s chosen people, and Jehoshaphat was their leader. One day, King Jehoshaphat heard that three enemy armies were all coming to attack. There was no way Judah could fight three armies at once. Everyone was scared. Even King Jehoshaphat was scared.

So King Jehoshaphat prayed to God. And this is what God told him to do:

2 Chronicles 20:17-18. 17 You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.’ Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, and the Lord will be with you.”

God told his people to get up, put on their armor, and go stand still at the battle field. But notice what God also tells them – “you will not need to fight.” Why? Because God will fight for them.

And he was. When the three armies were about to attack Judah, God made them get so confused that they all attacked each other. The three armies wiped each other out and all Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah had to do was stand there and watch. God won!

The life of a Christian is the same as what Jehoshaphat experienced that day. Listen to how Paul tells the Ephesian Christians to fight against the Devil:

Ephesians 6:10-11. 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.

Step 1: Put on the armor of God.

Step 2: Stand still.

If you have trusted in Jesus, then you have already won because you are connected to Jesus. You don’t have to defeat the Devil, all you have to do is trust that you have all that is Christ’s and then stand still believing that God loves you no matter what.

Because of Jesus we share his victory over the Devil and over sin.

With Jesus we can stand in his armor, trusting that God will always love us no matter what.


If you have helmets of any kind put them on. Talk about how the helmet protects us. God’s helmet is our salvation. His love protects us from fear, worry, meanness. How?



You are my God who has fought and won for me. Help me to be able to stand up to sin and the Devil knowing that God loves me and is always for me.



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