Ephesians 6:17 “And take the helmet of salvation…”
Now that we understand the what – salvation – we need to understand the why.
As we learned last time, our salvation is only because of Jesus, for salvation belongs to the Lord (Ps. 3:8). Therefore, this helmet is His gift to us.
It protects our mind, the area of our anatomy where we think, learn, and reason. Our mind enables us to discern between truth and lies, fact and fiction.
Fact: If we have believed and received Jesus as Savior and Lord, we possess the gift of salvation.
However, because of our sin nature or flesh and the enemy, called the devil and Satan, our mind needs protection. God created us with an intellect, but daily impure thoughts or bogus ideas invade. These can be thoughts about our origin, purpose or eternal destiny. They may sound good, but some are completely contrary to God’s truth.