Take a second now to read today's verses.
Let's take it apart verse by verse--housewife style:
Vs 27- "Hey, best friend, could you believe what so and so did at the PTA meeting the other night? I just cannot believe that. She had no right to cut our idea down like that. Let's get back at her for that and make her look stupid for a change."
Vs 28--" Hey, best friend, it's me again. Did you hear about Betty Jo? Her teenager got knocked up by that Billy Bob kid. I knew it would happen. I bet she's embarrassed. Well she should be. I heard Mary Lou saying that she wanted to have a baby shower with our Sunday school class. A baby shower for an unwed mother? Scandalous!"
vs 29-- "Hey, Marge? This is me, your neighbor. Did you hear what that Jones family is planning to do? Yes a pool and an ugly chain link fence. I thought we should get up a neighborhood petition. Let's do something about it and fight them. I mean, I can hear the late night parties now. Can't you?..."
vs 30-- "I will not budge on this issue. I have told you that we've done it this way for ten years and I am not going to change just because you, Miss New to our Church, thinks it might be a better way."
Ah, Perry the Platypus. Quietly, meekly fighting evil schemes.
Often those evil schemes begin right inside of our own hearts; sneaking up on us when we aren't aware.
I think this might be a good time to remind ourselves to put on the full armor of God.
You can find the passage in Ephesians 6:10-18.