The Orange Analogy

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Whole Armour of God

We recently had a great family home evening lesson put together by one of our kids (with my husband's help).

This is what they did: They had an orange and a big clear pitcher of water. Our son asked the family if they thought the orange would float or sink. The family gave their guesses and then they put the orange in the container of water and it floated.

Then our son asked what we thought would happen if the orange was peeled. Then they peeled the orange and put it back in the water and it sank.

They had us read the bible from Ephesians 6:11-20 about putting on the whole armor (or armour) of God. Verse 6 reads: "Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil." They explained that the orange with its peel on is like having on the armour of God. With its "armour" the orange is able to rise above the things of the world.

When it is stripped of its armour, then it is pulled down by the things of the world. They explained what the armour is as listed in Ephesians, and what we can do to protect our own "armour" in order to rise above the things of the world. Then they challenged us to pick an area where we can improve and work on this throughout the week.

Try this lesson in your own homes! Good Luck!!

Wendy Jensen