Stinkin' Suit!

I watched a video on TV of a photographer that wanted to capture an event rarely recorded on camera.  He wanted a photo of the exact moment a skunk sprayed. 

Since this guy’s nose worked perfectly well, he decided to don some protective wear.  He found a yellow rubber suit of some kind that covered him from head to toe.  Confident it would work, he searched a wooded area until he spotted a skunk.  He pulled on the suit, slid the head piece over his head and shoulders.  Then he began walking toward the skunk, all the time recording the event.  The skunk turned his backside toward the perceived danger, raised his tail and stomped his back feet.  The photographer had been warned.

Since the man in the yellow suit didn’t stop, the skunk let him have it.  He captured it on video.  The yellowish liquid made a direct hit.  About then the guy started coughing, gagging, sputtering and fussing that the suit didn’t work. He couldn’t breathe and he couldn’t see. The video camera recorded nothing but blur as he ran away from the skunk, peeling off the suit and jumping in a creek.  Then the video stopped.

His protective gear proved inadequate. It was not sealed properly to protect him from the skunk’s spray.  Thus, it did no good.  He needed a better suit or someone to seal all the openings, and seams with duct tape. 

When the devil attacks, I am not always prepared.  I might think I am protected good enough, but the devil’s arrows get through.  This verse reminds me to wear the whole (entire) armor of God mentioned in this passage. 

“Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:13.

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