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Stand Fast

Book of Ephesians

A Sermon on Ephesians 6:15

and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. (ESV)

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In our battle with the devil during our lives as Christians, one of the most important things to have is balance. Balance is what keeps us from slipping and falling into the traps of the devil. But how do we have balance? How do we stand firm and fight against the devil? Listen as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones explains from Ephesians 6:15 how we are to shod our feet with the preparation of the Gospel of peace in order to obtain balance in battle. He explains how Roman soldiers would arm their feet with gripping sandals to provide firmness, mobility, and safety against traps. Similarly, when we as Christians arm our feet with the readiness of the Gospel of peace, we are preparing and readying ourselves to stand firm and plant our feet upon the solid rock of the Word of God. It is what allows us to proceed confidently in the day of battle, knowing where we stand. Dr. Lloyd-Jones goes on to explain how it also represents watchfulness and readiness against the ever present traps of the devil. It is through arming our feet for battle with the preparation of the Gospel of peace that we will be able to stand firm in the day of battle. 

Additional Scripture Translations

Ephesians 6:15, New American Standard Bible

15and having strapped on your feet the preparation of the gospel of peace;

Ephesians 6:15, King James Version

15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.