“Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth,” Ephesians 6:14a NLT
“Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth,” Ephesians 6:14a NKJV
The belt in Roman times—known as the cingulum or balteus played a crucial role in the effectiveness of a soldier’s armor.
It held the scabbard that held his sword. Strips of leather hung off the belt to protect the lower body and held all the other pieces of armor together.
In other words, it is a key part of making all the other pieces of armor effective.
According to the Barna Group: 66% of Americans believe there is NO absolute truth (probably more now and rising daily.) As followers of Jesus Christ, we are to live God’s way not the world’s way. God’s Word is the foundation on which we build our lives in every area, if we want true and lasting success.
We need to study Scripture and listen to Biblical teaching to dispell the misbeliefs that we’ve gathered from exposure to the world’s philosophy. It’s everywhere, chipping away at our faith, it’s in public schools, even some Christian schools, the Discovery Channel, the news, everywhere we turn the enemy is trying to deceive us into believing that the Word of God is not literal, not infallible, that it’s just a book of allegories.
The devil’s game is to trick us into diluting our life by trying to get us to mix “just a little” of the world’s philosophy with God’s truth.
Each day, we get to chose, God’s truth or man’s.
“Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.” John 17:17 NKJV