Officer John Rainey, of the Nicholasville (KY) police department, got out of his cruiser last Friday evening to investigate a man who was acting suspiciously. The suspect opened fire on Rainey, striking him in the back.

Fortunately, Officer Rainey was wearing a bullet-resistant vest, and the only injury he received was a severe bruise. The protective body wear at least kept Rainey from serious injury, and perhaps saved his life.

Scripture makes it clear that the devil is taking aim at each of us, hoping to inflict great harm. Our only hope is to put on the armor that God gives us (Ephesians 6:10-18). Only then can we be guaranteed to have full protection against spiritual harm.

“Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”—Ephesians 6:2.

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