Here are two pictures regarding the “Armor of God” …one from a more “classic” perspective, and one from a more theological/symbolic perspective.
I wanted to emphasize that CHRIST is our strength, not the “armor.” It seems that often this passage is used to “pump up” Christians in the fight of life, as if God “suits us up” and then sends us to the battlefield to make Him proud….this is simply not the case.
This passage is grounded in our utter dependence on Christ (see verse 10, “Be strong IN THE LORD and in the strength of HIS might). Apart from desperate dependence on the living Christ, we could no more put on this armor (v.11) than a newborn could pilot an F-16 fighter jet. I was hoping to make that clear in these images.