Stand firm, therefore, having fastened the belt of truth around your waist… Ephesians 6:14
Yesterday we started looking at the passage in Ephesians 6 where Paul tells us that we are in a spiritual warfare and calls us to put on the full armor of God. Perhaps you have read through this passage before, but there is so much to be learned when we take a closer look and study it in-depth. The armor of God represents the defense we must take in our spiritual lives. The Bible tells us that we are fighting a war against Satan, who seeks to destroy us. Therefore, we must take action and put on God’s armor.
The first piece of armor Paul discusses is the belt of truth. … The belt is where Roman soldiers stored their weapon – without a belt, they could not carry a weapon! So, why does Paul associate the belt of a soldier with truth? For Christians, God’s Word is truth, and it serves as our foundation.
The belt is where Roman soldiers stored their weapon. Without a belt, they could not carry their weapons around! So, why does Paul associate the belt of a soldier with truth? For Christians, God’s Word is truth, and it serves as our fulcrum that holds everything together. If our beliefs are not rooted in God’s Word, we cannot expect to fight battles for Christ and in Christ and win. Just as a belt is worn close to the body, we should hold God’s truth close to us and allow it to surround us. When we remain in His Word, we can distinguish what is true from what is untrue. Similarly, without truth girding us, a Christian is unprepared.
I Declare: Lord, today I put on the belt of truth and anchor my life on Jesus Christ who is truth. I build my life on the integrity of His word therefore the lies of the enemy has no place in me.
Ignite Thought: As believers, without truth girding us, a Christian is unprepared for battle.