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.

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61 thoughts on "The Helmet of Salvation"

  1. Melissa Mcronney says:


  2. Abigail Berger says:


  3. Dawne Holmes says:

    Amen! I so needed this today.

  4. Laurie Crary says:

    This is excellent!!!

  5. Sarah Paxton says:

    I love this. Thank you.

  6. Stormi Messmer says:


  7. Mudrock Mama says:

    I’ve come to learn that crowding out bad thoughts with good ones is a daily commitment powered by the holy spirit. You’ve got to plant the word of God inside you and keep it well watered. Then you are best prepared to identify the enemy’s arrows that come shooting through your mind’s feed… recognizing that as long as we’re part of this world, it’s part of our burden to be subject to the enemy’s attacks BUT since the battle is already won, we are equipped with everything we need to win the battlefield in our mind.

  8. Catherine Falconer says:

    I loved today’s devotion. The passages too! I shall write them up sometime.

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