As Paul finishes up speaking to the Ephesian believers, laying out for them who they are in Christ, and then how to live out that very truth, he closes his letter with the reality that, when you truly live out the Christian life, you are going to face opposition from the enemy.
Paul begins this exhortation with verse 10 above. He reminds these believers, as well as believers today, where our strength comes from. So often, our first reaction, our natural reaction, is to fight our battles with our own strength. We resort to our own wisdom, our own planning, and our own way of facing the battle and that is exactly what the enemy wants. He wants us to fight our own battles because those are the battles Satan knows he can win.
However, when we enter the battlefield in the Lord’s strength, we then have a power and a might that Satan cannot match. We have the wisdom and power of God that is infinite and perfect, and while the battle may be difficult, we can walk confidently knowing the victory belongs to us!
Only by His might,
Pastor Jason Witt