Saturday, March 12, 2011

Day Four : Keep it up (Belt of Truth)

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

Have your pants ever fallen down?

Mine have.

I blame it all on my belt.  If I had tightened it more, it would have kept my pants up.

So we come to the second use for a belt.  It keeps your pants up.


It would do a soldier no good to wave his sword at Satan with his one hand, while he held up his pants with the other.  Satan is just going to laugh at him, and so is the rest of the world.


I am a child of the Living God.  Satan needs to fear me, not be amused by me.  He needs to run when he sees me coming, not point and laugh.


But until I accept this Truth, I will always be afraid of him.  I will be afraid that my pants will fall down when I confront him, and I will expose everything.


But I do not need to be afraid.  God has told me the truth.  About me, and about Satan.  I know who I am.  I know who he is. 

I just need to keep that Truth firmly buckled around my waist.


  1. I forget that Satan needs to be afraid of me and not the other way around more often then I care to count. It's been a helpful reminder. Thanks!

  2. I agree with OSG. I can't picture the enemy being afraid of me. I used think I was so ineffectual he didn't bother with me, but I've started to realize that's what he wants me to think....
    I'm assuming that unlike most belts, it won't make me look fat(ter). Oops. I'm probably wrong on that account, too. It is, after all, the belt of TRUTH ....