Monday, March 14, 2011

Day Five : Tucked away (Belt of Truth)

Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist… (Ephesians 6:14a)


Belts were useful for keeping our pants from falling down, but they were also used for something else.  If you wanted to run in a flowing robe or tunic, you might trip over your own clothes.

So soldiers, and other people, would reach down, and pick up the trailing material, and tuck it into their belt.

The belt kept them from falling over anything, and allowed them to move faster.  (Even if they looked like they were running in baggy pants.)


I heard a saying once.  “Always tell the truth, it is easier to remember.”  I often see that in practise.  People get caught up in lies, telling themselves things like “It is for her own good” or “It doesn’t really matter” or “Sometimes the truth hurts more than a lie.”

The problem with a small lie is that it is like being a little pregnant…. sooner or later it will show, and give birth to something bigger.

“If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.  Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
(John 8:31-32)

We need to live in the light of the Truth, always.

There is no excuse to depart from the Truth.  God is Truth, Satan is the Father of Lies.  When we tell lies, we are speaking his language.

We need to always tuck ourselves into the belt of Truth, so that nothing will hang down and trip us up on our path.

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