Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist… (Ephesians 6:14a)
I don’t know about you, but I tend to think of the belt as being the baby-brother of all the armour. Kind of like the black sheep of the family. A belt is okay…. but it is not a sword, or a shield. Give me the cool bits with sharp edges.
Yet Paul starts with the belt. He says “Stand firm… with the belt of truth buckled around your waist.”
So obviously there is more to this belt thing than meets the eye.
Over 80 times in the Gospels, Jesus starts a sentence with the words “I tell you the truth.” That’s a lot of truth.
Truth comes in many varieties: Truth with ourselves, truth with others, truth with GOD.
Over the next week we will be looking closer at truth, and why it is mentioned first. And why it is compared to a belt.