Uniform of the Day
Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature. - Romans 13:14 NIV
Clark Kent puts on his cape and Superman suit.
Bruce Wayne puts on his Batman cowl and cape.
Our military heroes put on their uniforms and body armor
Policemen and Firemen put on their uniforms.
Doctors and nurses have their uniforms.
In sports we have Practice Uniforms and Game Uniforms
The average Joe Citizen may wear a business suit and tie, or casual shirt and khakis, or whatever the uniform of the day may be. While Ms. Jo Citizen will likely wear similarly styled apparel appropriate as her uniform of the day for her work environment.
Every day, we wake and put on our uniform of the day and go. Whether we are stay at home parents or top executives, or fall somewhere in between, we each have our uniform of the day. We put it on, and we go and work.
But in Romans and in Ephesians (a couple of times), we’re reminded to “Put on the Lord”, reminded to put on the “Full Armor” of God.
For our enemy, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
Knowing this, why would we ever rise in the morning and not put on our uniform... not put on the Lord along with His full armor so that we are ready for the day, and ready for battle?
We’re directed to put on the Lord and the Full Armor of God... reminded to take up our cross and follow Jesus... reminded to glorify God in all that we do and say, even as we prepare for battle against the enemy, prepare to battle our own flesh and earthly desires.
What if Batman went without his cowl or the Lone Ranger without his mask? Then, they were just another man and their weaknesses became abundantly apparent to their enemies.
Much the same can be said of us when we leave behind the Full Armor of God... when we fail to put on the Lord.
As I was reminded by a wise old banker when I was a young up and comer... “Always dress the part for the role you want to play. It can be seen in your uniform of the day.”
Keep the Faith... Carpe Diem
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.” - Ephesians 6:10-18 NIV