Romans 13:12 The night is nearly over, and the daylight is near, so let us discard the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
Like it or not, as a follower of Jesus you will have people who show hostility toward you. Jesus said, “If the world hates you, understand that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own. However, because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of it, the world hates you. (John 15:18–19).
It’s true. If you dare to speak up about Jesus Christ, watch what will happen. You have entered a new realm. The world will treat you the way it treated Jesus. This is the battle between God’s seed and Satan’s seed, which we can trace back to Genesis 3.
We have a choice as Christians. It isn’t a choice of fighting or not fighting the spiritual battle; it’s a choice of victory or defeat, advancing or retreating. In the Christian life, either you are overcoming, or you will be overcome.
We’re living in a very critical time. The devil knows his days are numbered. He knows his judgment is sure. So, he’s doing everything he can to wreak as much havoc as possible before he faces his judgment. That is why we need to get busy. Every battle counts. Every day is important.
So, when Paul says, “The night is nearly over and the daylight is near, so let us discard the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.” He is saying, like my high school coach, “It’s time to suit up”. But before you do, cast off the works of darkness. Be done with compromise in your life. Be done with trying to live in both worlds.
Let’s get busy. Let’s engage. And let’s watch what the Lord will do.