Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Day Seven : All together now (Belt of Truth)

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

The belt is the first item of armour that is mentioned, but it is also the last to be put on.

Because it keeps everything else in place.

The belt would go over the Breastplate of Righteousness.  It kept the tunic tucked away.  It gave somewhere to hang the sword.

Truth needs to cover everything, and keep it in place.

How can you use Righteousness as a breastplate, if you don’t know the truth of right and wrong?

It holds our whole armour together.

Satan will try to confuse us, and tell us we are doing things wrong.

“You aren’t forgiven.”  or “You aren’t using the Bible properly” or “You aren’t righteous.”

These are lies, but we need to keep truth buckled around us at all times.  As we said before, we need to accept the Truth of God’s promises.

"You have been forgiven”
”I love you

”I have given you a way to resist evil”

Unless we are able to accept these Truths, we will never be able to use the rest of our armour.

It all starts with the Truth.

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