Pineapple Fish, Cleidopus gloriamaris
Photo: Akos Lumnitzer
In Stripes, Spots or Diamonds by Patricia Stockland the text in her book reads, “The fish’s black-edged scales act like body armor. This pattern of plates is tough—and sharp! Each scale ends with a pointy spine. Now many predators want to tackle the pineapple fish.” This illustration reminded me that without Christ, we have no armor. Through faith, we are given the armor, but we need to use it (put it on).
- How does your position in a battle change if you are approaching it from a position of authority?
- What should we do about doubt in our spiritual battle?
- What are the evidences of evil Paul references in Eph. 2:1-3? What do they mean?Ephesians 2:1-32 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath.