How can a belt protect you?

By Gaylyn Williams, , , , , , , , , , With 0 comments

Ephesians 6:14—Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist.

I don’t see a belt as all that important in what I’m wearing, unless of course, I’m wearing pants that are way too big and will fall off without the belt. However, a Roman soldier’s belt was a crucial part of his armor. It is what held the scabbard, which held his sword. Imagine a soldier not having anywhere to keep his sword. All of a soldier’s equipment, including his sword, was attached to his belt.  The belt also held his clothes and other armor in place so that they didn’t get in the way and hinder him. It gave him freedom of movement.

Our enemy is a liar and the Father of lies (Jn 8:44). That’s just who he is, so we shouldn’t be surprised that he will do anything to get us to believe lies.

When you put on the belt of truth, ask the Lord to show you what it means. Here are some of the things that are important to putting on truth. We need to be able to:

  • Recognize the difference between truth and lies. That comes from spending time in the Word and in learning to hear our Shepherd’s voice. Ask the Lord to help you recognize the truth. This includes the lies we believe about ourselves, others and God. For example, do you believe you are worthless or insignificant? What does God say about you? We’ll talk about this more another time. Ask the Lord to show you any lies that you may believe about yourself.
  • We need to speak the truth. The enemy loves to get us to tell “little white lies” and make us believe that they aren’t that big of a deal.
  • Walk in the truth. Live according to what the Word says.

This is just scratching the surface on what it means to put on the belt of truth. Each day as you put it on, ask the Lord to show you what He wants you to know for that day.

Are you putting on your armor every day? It’s critical to your success and victory over the enemy. If you don’t have your armor on, the enemy can easily win the battle.

I pray blessings on you as you follow the Lord,

Gaylyn Williams, co-author of All Stressed Up and Everywhere to Go!