Final Exhortation

13 Be alert, stand firm in the faith,(A) act like a man, be strong.

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Freedom of the Christian

Christ has liberated us to be free. Stand firm(A) then and don’t submit again to a yoke of slavery.(B)

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13 This is why you must take up the full armor(A) of God, so that you may be able to resist(B) in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand. 14 Stand,(C) therefore,

with truth(D) like a belt around your waist,
righteousness(E) like armor on your chest,(F)
15 and your feet sandaled with readiness
for the gospel of peace.[a]
16 In every situation take the shield(G) of faith,(H)
and with it you will be able to extinguish
all the flaming arrows of the evil one.(I)
17 Take the helmet(J) of salvation,
and the sword(K) of the Spirit,(L)
which is God’s word.

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  1. Ephesians 6:15 Ready to go tell others about the gospel

Practical Counsel

So then, my brothers, you are dearly loved and longed for—my joy and crown.(A) In this manner stand firm(B) in the Lord, dear friends.

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15 Therefore, brothers, stand firm(A) and hold to the traditions you were taught,(B) either by our message or by our letter.

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