In studying this piece of scripture again, something stuck out to me that has been there, but I haven’t focused on. In particular, the portion speaking of putting on your feet “the readiness given by the gospel of peace” is what got my attention. It occurred to me this comes from a daily preaching of the Gospel to yourself. It’s rather obvious but it’s one of those things that you can kind of read over.
On a daily basis, along with all of the other pieces of our spiritual armor, remember and consider our glorious Savior, that He became one of us, lived a perfect life in submission to the Father, suffered and died a brutal death, bore the wrath of God in Himself, and rose from the grave, in order that we might live. This has to be apart of our daily walk with Christ and cannot be forgotten. This is the hope of all life and the centrifuge upon which all other aspects of Christianity hinge.