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The Belt of Truth, aka, Jesus Christ

25 Nov

Hello again!

This is what God gave me today in his word:

Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
(Ephesians 6:13-14)

Today we’ll talk about the belt of truth, tomorrow we’ll get to the breastplate (and on down the list):

The Belt of Truth

Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth,

What is it a belt is useful for? Keeping your pants up… What do you think, is it better to have your armor around you ankles when Satan attacks? Or is it better to be able to stand firm, armor-pants and all? — The belt of truth doesn’t need much explanation. To have the belt of truth, we must simply tell the truth. And no, this isn’t why no Christian has ever been a spy. Let’s ask a question, “what is truth.” Or, more accurately, what is “the truth?” What is it that lets us keep our wits (and our pants) about us? The Gospel of Christ. So really what Paul is saying is that we should keep the Gospel around us at all times.

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me (John 14:6)

What was the first thought that popped into your mind when I wrote, “belt of truth?”.

Probably, your mind automatically compared it to its direct opposite, namely, lying. “Tell the truth rather than tell a lie.” ‘To tell the truth,’ is an action. A verb. Something in which one person does something which requires physical action. — In this case, it could even be said that, “the belt of truth” is in fact a verb. Or, if nothing else, I’m going to perform a verification and make it one. Because it really ought be a verb. ‘Having the belt of truth’ means not only simply having it, but also opening up a leather shop and start mass production. It means giving a belt of the Gospel to everyone you come across (please don’t actually give anyone your physical belt though. And yes, I do feel it necessary to say that).

Because Jesus died for us, we have “the truth.” We can have salvation and eternal life. We can have Jesus, because of Jesus’ death for us. He is the way, the truth, and the life. And we get all of Him. Paul, in referring to Christ as a belt isn’t being derogatory. He’s telling us what we must do with Jesus; i.e. Keep Him close to us! Keep the knowledge of what he did for us close to us. If we do that, he’ll hold us (and our Spiritual pants) up. But what we are required to do, is share this knowledge. We are required, as already mentioned, to set up shop and start mass production.

So there you have it; the belt of truth, aka, Jesus Christ.

You are Loved!

Joshua Cleveland 

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