From the 40 Days of Daily Bread Series.
Voices need to be discerned to avoid the traps of the enemy. If the voice does not line up with the Word of God, then it isn’t God. The more you apply the Word to your life, the easier it will be for you to discern the voice. You already know what kind of trap your mouth can get you into!
Remember the Helmet of Salvation guards your whole head: mind, eyes, ears, mouth. We’ll focus specifically on what you listen to, and what you speak for today’s post.
Why do you need it?
The enemy lies to you, and will try to dupe you into speaking the opposite of the Word. Pray that the Lord would set a watch on your ears and mouth.
Pray the following verses and declare what is in parenthesis below it. This is how we use the Helmet of Salvation. Write the scripture locations and the declarations beside them in your journal. Praying, writing, and saying these verses will help you put the Word into your heart.
making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; Proverbs 2:2 ESV (I listen to wisdom.)
Like a gold ring or an ornament of gold is a wise reprover to a listening ear. Proverbs 25:12 ESV (I will be attentive and obedient.)
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. John 10:27 ESV (I listen to the voice of the Lord.)
A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” John 10:5 ESV (I do not follow the voice of the enemy.)
When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent. Proverbs 10:19 ESV (I will refrain my mouth.)
The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of sense. Proverbs 10:21 ESV (I will speak the Word to others.)
My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips, Psalm 63:5 ESV (I will praise the Lord.)
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. Eph 4:29 (No corrupt communication will come out of my mouth, but that which is edifying.)
Question: What have you been listening to or saying that needs to be guarded by the Helmet of Salvation?