Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Body Armor

Turning Point devotion:
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Ephesians 6:11

According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Jeff O’Dell is a student at the University of Virginia Charlottesville with a personal interest in his research. The biomedical and mechanical engineering student is working on a new type of body armor for American soldiers. Most body armor can be damaged by one shot from an armor-piercing bullet; but the vest designed by O’Dell and his fellow students should be able to withstand as many as 32 rounds per plate. “It could not only save American lives,” O’Dell said, “but my own life, too.” That’s because O’Dell is a soldier who has served in Iraq and Afghanistan and expects to be deployed again in the near future.

Even the best body armor won’t help the soldier who doesn’t wear it. Every day we need to wear the breastplate of righteousness, the boots of the Gospel, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, the sword of the Spirit, and the other essential pieces of soul armor in the arsenal of our God.

We have the best armor in the universe, if we’ll just wear it.

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