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?
2 thoughts on “The Belt of Truth”
I have a hard time understanding what “meditate” on the word means… I have been struggling really to get myself back to my morning scriptures, and I do read, listen to and follow Joyce Meyer and read and study scripture from her and other amazing women of Faith, but don’t understand what it means to meditate on the word.. I have asked others before but have not received an answer on how to do so, can you help me with this?
Meditation is a spiritual practice. It simply means to reflect on the same scripture (or section of scripture or application of scripture) over, and over again, visualizing it and letting the meaning sink deep down into our heart. It’s like digestion – we eat our food and then it goes through the digestion process to be used by the body. While we are mulling over the scripture – we think about what it means, how we can apply it in our lives and how to store it in our memory so we can recall it when facing a battle with the enemy (Christ quoted scripture when dealing with the devil.) We are asked by God to not conform to this world but to be transformed by the renewing our minds. Meditation on God’s Word is part of this. I appreciated your comment about your struggle – meditation requires us to be intentional about doing it. The noises and distractions of our day have no problem trying to squeeze out our time with God. (I wish I could say I am immune but no such luck.) One meditation practice that helps me is to give myself and God a sermon as part of my study. While doing this I find I come to what the meaning of the verse is that God intends and I tend to remember the scripture (memorization made easy) and I also figure out how to apply it in my life. May the Lord grant you His peace and strength in getting back to your morning scriptures.