Lent day 17: the helmet of salvationMarch 17, 2020
With all the armor covering our legs, chest, feet and arms, what’s left exposed is our head. So Paul says, in Ephesians 6:10-20, “take up the helmet of salvation.” That’s right, in the same way the breastplate guards the heart, the helmet protects the head. And this isn’t just any helmet, this is the helmet of salvation.
It is the very same helmet Christ wore as the suffering servant as referenced in Isaiah 59. This helmet – like the shield of faith – shows to whom we belong. The helmet of salvation declares we are in Christ.
With the helmet of salvation in place we are able to consider challenges and questions and skeptics without fear.
We can invite Christ to take every thought captive and instead of being conformed to the world we can be transformed by the renewing of our minds, bringing the very mind of Christ to bear on the matters of our day.
Listen to the entire Armor Up Lenten series here.