Paul is quoting the 59th chapter of Isaiah and it sounds like God is saving God. When you love someone, you give them the power to hurt you. God is Love and He’s given you the power to hurt Him. God is Love and God is Just—God is Salvation. If I believe that I am salvation, I’ll try to save people from God (who is salvation). I’ll skip Thanksgiving Dinner and the Great Banquet.
(#39 in our series from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians and #8 on warfare.)
*Discussion questions for this sermon are available here: Discussion Questions Helmet of Salvation (Wear it to Thanksgiving Dinner)