This podcast covers Lesson Six of The Whole Armor of God Bible study on the helmet of salvation. Discover the importance of the helmet of salvation as you learn to guard your mind. Let the assurance of your salvation in Christ be the filter for how you feed your mind on good things so your thoughts will honor God.
We need to guard our minds because our thoughts lead to actions which form our identities. The things we feed our minds on become the truths we use as the foundation for our beliefs. If we aren't careful to take our thoughts captive to the obedience of Christ, we can fall prey to the lies of Satan. When we consume junk food, our bodies ache; when we buy lies, we feel miserable. Instead, we must intentionally think good things so our lives bring light and not darkness.
As Christians, we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. His death that took the wrath of God for our sins, burial, and resurrection, is what saves us. We are not saved by any righteous acts we have done, only by the blood of Jesus. When as believers we rest in Christ to save us, we can be secure enough to not fear the future. We are complete in Christ. His salvation is enough for us to have an abundant life on earth and eternal life in heaven with Him.
The helmets on the firemen protect their heads as they fight to save people caught in fires. Isaiah 59:17 indicates that God Himself put on a helmet of salvation when setting out to save His people. He went knowing He could save us. We too can wear the helmet of salvation with confidence.
A few ways to intentionally feed your mind on truth are by memorizing Scripture, reading God's Word, writing lists of things we are thankful for, and singing praise music. These keep our minds set on things above that are praiseworthy instead of sinking into complaining and gossiping. I pray we use the helmet of salvation to guard our minds and live from the foundation of our salvation in Christ.
Joanna Eccles has led Bible studies for over ten years and completed the year-long C. S. Lewis Fellows Program. She is passionate about discipleship and helping people know God better. Joanna enjoys coffee, traveling, and reading, and currently lives in Virginia.