Putting on the Armor of God

I loved that in last week’s Come, Follow Me scripture reading assignments, we got to read about putting on the armor of God, in Doctrine and Covenants 27:15-18. My friend and I co-mentor a group of boys ages 9-11, using the Mastering Knighthood framework. Every week we recite the scripture from Ephesians 6 that mentions the armor. We also sing a song about putting on the armor of God that Emily Clawson of Heroic Youth wrote. That song keeps running through my head. We sing that song a lot, and then last week, both at home with my kiddos and at our boys’ club we delved deep into the idea about how to “put on the whole armor of God.”

Did you know that the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ also talks about the armor of God?

I won’t go into the symbolism of all of the armor pieces, I’ll just talk about the helmet. I see putting on the helmet of salvation as reciting scriptural truths to protect my thoughts. Then when I feel specific attacks by the enemy, that means reciting specific truths that counter his lies. I don’t have time to talk about it here, but the best book I know of to help me know how to do this is this book, Becoming Spiritually Centered, by James B. Cox. I’ve blogged about it here.

I also highly recommend the book Putting on the Armor of God by Steven A. Cramer.

Here is a short review of the book I did years ago over here.

Here are some videos I love about putting on the armor of God.

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