PUT ON THE BELT OF TRUTH
Putting on the belt of truth reveals an attitude of readiness and genuine commitment. It is a mark that we want to forsake all the ways that are contrary to God (remember, that Satan is the father of lies, that he likes to set snares, and his most powerful weapon is deception – in its simplest form, deception equals lies that we believe to be true and then we start to live by them. For example, the Devil said to the Woman (Eve) – “Did God really say?” – he was giving her a skewed view of God which she accepted and acted upon by eating the fruit that God had told them not to eat. She accepted the Devil’s implication that God was holding something back from her.)
“No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier” (2 Timothy 2:4). The belt of truth helps us to focus on what is important.
Being girded with truth is demonstrated by us working with the Holy Spirit to have our minds renewed and to help us keep our commitment to be true to God and His Word. (Romans 12:1-2)
The World’s View of Truth
Truth is what we make it—that good and bad are relative and that there are no absolutes, only equally valid opinions.
The Bible’s View of Truth
Are we convinced that what we believe is really true? How do we ensure this by: a) by testing all things and holding onto what is good (1 Thessalonians 5:21) and b) being like the Bereans – searching the scriptures daily to make sure that what we believe to be true lines up with the Word of God (Acts 17:11).
Our commitment to the truth must be much deeper than an outward show – we must be meditating on the Word and hiding them in our hearts (Proverbs 3:3-4).
We must be preparing our minds for actions – we need to study different sections of scripture so we can apply them to each situation that comes up (1 Peter 1:13).
HOPE – We must always remember that our enemy the devil may be seeking whom he can devour but that someone does not have to be you or me.
Also, the war is won – all we have to do is obey God, submit to Him resist the devil and he will flee because we are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus.
What areas of God’s truth do you need to meditate on to help you have the strength needed to rest in Christ and face our enemy?