Day 10

The Helmet of Salvation

from the The Armor of God reading plan

Ephesians 6:10-20, Psalm 140:1-7, Isaiah 59:12-17, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, Titus 2:11-14

BY Abby Flynn

Helmets were made from metal and leather and protected not only a soldier’s head, but also their neck and shoulders from attack. The top of the helmet showcased a crest made from dyed horse hair to signify the rank of each soldier. Confidence in our salvation given through Christ allows believers to combat doubt with the assurance of our position in God.

Have you ever left the house wearing the completely wrong outfit for the day ahead? Maybe you wore your favorite sandals on the day of an epic rain downpour. Maybe you wore a cute summer dress without realizing a cold front was coming in. Wardrobe snafus will happen. But over the years, I’ve learned how important it is to check the weather first.That’s because when I know what’s ahead, I can be dressed for what’s coming. 

The same thing is true when it comes to preparing and protecting our minds.

LORD, my Lord, my strong Savior, you shield my head on the day of battle. —Psalm 140:7

Now I don’t know about you, but one of the biggest battles I regularly face is fighting what goes into my head. I go back and forth between the promises of God and the lies of the enemy. I struggle with fear and negative thoughts, and I need reminders of what I know to be true about God’s nature and His faithfulness. Some of the greatest battles we’ll fight as believers aren’t necessarily on display for all to see. But it is what we allow into our heads that affects every other aspect of our life. In our mind begins the seed of every action we take. 

It’s also where we know and are assured of exactly who God is. The helmet of salvation can help us keep our heads on straight. We need this helmet because our mind is where we hold on to what we know is true, and that truth is Jesus Christ. As believers, we are in a spiritual battle. We’re called to be self controlled, dressed with faith, love, and the helmet of salvation at all times (1Thessalonians 5:8).

Satan will attack our minds and thoughts. But God has given us armor to shield our heads. Scripture tells us that the Lord has the ultimate strength and the final Word. If we’ve armed ourselves with the truth of Scripture, we already know who wins this battle! You are fighting, living, and breathing from a place of assured victory.

When we draw close to God, when we dress in the helmet of salvation, He will equip us for whatever we’ll face. No matter what else you decide to wear today, don’t forget your helmet.

Post Comments (61)

61 thoughts on "The Helmet of Salvation"

  1. Mercy says:

    Sheila, praying for your mother and your family. May your family experience victories in the mighty name of Jesus over the enemy/wicked cancer.

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  3. Kristie Paradis says:

    I have to agree with the writer, that my mind is in constant battle of the promises of God and the lies of the enemy! I pray every morning that I will make decisions based on God’s truths, but in the midst of a trial or difficult situation, I don’t always handle myself the way God wants me to. The enemy weasels his way into my mind, twisting my thoughts. Afterwards, I’m ashamed at how I may have handled a situation and pray for forgiveness. I want to walk in God’s light DURING the trial or situation, not always ask forgiveness for not.

  4. Sheila says:

    Just found out my mom who has been such a faithful believer her entire life has very aggressive cancer. This is such a tough battle for her. I’m trying to keep my shield of faith lifted to protect her when I know she struggles to lift her own. I’m thankful God gives us a helmet of salvation. May he remind her and all that are struggling if His loving provision and presence.

  5. Anna Lee says:

    Jesus is big enough to carry your burdens. Lord, give Jennifer peace, help her remember she is yours and her sins are forgiven! Amen

  6. Terri Baldwin says:

    As Believers, we are in spiritual battle. We’re called to be self controlled, dressed with faith, love, and the helmet of Salvation at all times. —-1Thessalonians 5:8

  7. Shaena Elizabeth says:

    ANDRAYA BITSCHY glad you brought that book back to mind. Get Out of Your Head by Jenny Allen is a great next read after this study! Take every thought captive…..such a great reminder in today’s devotional that so much of the battle is in our own minds. If we can take every thought captive and examine it through the helmet of salvation that shows us the truth we can take a stand against the devil and his evil schemes. HEIDI thank you for the wonderful update on your niece!!! Praise God for all the wonderful progress that has been made, continued prayers ❤️ praying over this beautiful community

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