Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
And having done all… Stand.
1) quite, all, the whole, all together, all
After you have done all. Just stand.
Be kept intact. Do not waiver. To set or place in a balance (as in weighing money). To be immovable.
I love it that Paul doesn’t command us to say eloquent things, make lengthy speeches, convince everyone we are right or worth their effort. Simply. Put on the armor, stand up and stay there.
Even as the evil day approaches.
Sometimes I think we get caught up in the Evil Day to such an extent we forget the struggle of the lesser evil day. Little “e”, little “d”.
I’ve had an evil day. Don’t need anyone to feel obligated to call me. Just sayin’ it out loud. Even a new rice cooker with white/brown/steam/cook/warm settings failed to remove the stench from my day.
So, in a pique of frustration and feeling very much at the end of myself, I cried out to the Lord and demanded, “How can I survive this?”
And you know what He answered?
Bet you guessed.
I can almost hear my Dad. “No slouching!”