The soldier’s charge (v.10-11a):
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
The soldier’s enemy (v.11b):
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
1 Peter 5:8
But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.
2 Corinthians 11:3
The soldier’s warfare (v.12):
The soldier’s duty (v.13):
The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.