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22 July 2019

The Best Gift Wrapper

by Pastor Kenneth Woolard

“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. ”

Ephesians 6:11

If the devil wrapped gifts, he would be the best gift wrapper in the business. He knows just how to make something look so appealing. In fact, he has been doing it since the Garden of Eden. He seeks to place obstacles in our way to prevent us from growing with the Lord.

We might sometimes think that the enemy will do something that is bad or that will negatively impact our lives. Yet, often he might use things that appeal to our emotions and senses – the flesh. Very subtly, those very things distract us from our focus and walk with our Lord.

Therefore, discerning right from wrong and truth from error goes without say – it’s crucial. By remaining focused on God’s Word, we are able to discern better and grow with the Lord. This ultimately helps us to better equip ourselves against the tricks of the enemy.


Dear Lord, may Your Word guide me and shield me from the enemy's distractions.