The Belt of Truth
“Therefore, take up the full armor of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth…” Ephesians 6:13-14 (a).
Ever since the serpent deceived Eve and Adam into disobeying God in the Garden of Eden, the enemy of our souls, the devil, has been seeking to lead the unsaved and the saved farther away from the truth of God’s word. In Ephesians 6:10-20, Paul likens a Roman soldier’s gear to the Christian’s daily choosing to clothe himself of herself with God’s armor. The Reason? In-order-to stand his ground with the truth of God’s word encircled around his waist. Why? Paul says our warfare is not against human ingenuity and powers, but against the forces of wickedness who dwell in the heavenly spheres. John also tells us we war against “the father of lies, the devil, a murderer from the beginning whose nature it is to lie, and in whom there is no truth in him whatsoever!” (See John 8:44)
But how do we encircle ourselves with the truth? We stand upon the truths of God’s word found in the holy Scriptures. Pastor Charles Stanley says, “This means more than just reading the Word; we must understand exactly what it says and who is says we are. We must understand our position in Christ and His position in us.” (See John 8:31-31 and Ephesians 1:13-14).
Joni Tada said that when she was four years old, she would ride horseback with her father on his big horse; her tiny hands holding tightly to the back of his belt. She said that as she bumped up and down and slid side-to-side in the saddle, she always felt safe because she was holding tightly to her Father’s belt. God is strong and loving! He cares for you! When you pray to Him you can be assured that it is perfectly safe to tell Him all about your fears and frustrations! And, when temptations and trials come, you can trust His Truth to see you through!
Praise God for the Belt of Truth (Reality)! (See John 14:6-7)