THE BELT OF TRUTH

belt of truth

“Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth …” (Ephesians 6:14)

Our first weapon is a weapon of defense called Truth. To walk in truth is to oppose all manner of falsehood and to walk in fidelity to the word of God.

To put on the belt of truth is to walk in integrity of heart, sincerity, transparency and openness to God, to others and even ourselves. It means the absence of pretense and hypocrisy.

To explain the use of the belt of truth, let us examine the physical use of a belt. The belt goes around the middle part of our bodies to ensure that our clothes stay on.

“The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion”. (Proverbs 28: 1).

Walking in truth is the basis of our boldness. Absence of boldness is fearfulness and a fearful man is a loser before he starts anything. This explains why Gideon was asked to send back home all those who were of a fearful heart.

“Now therefore, proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, ‘Whosoever is fearful and afraid, let him turn and depart at once from Mount Gilead.’ So twenty-two thousand men left, while ten thousand remained.” Judges 7:3).

 

Moses, the man of God, was also instructed to give similar warnings to the Israelites whenever they were ready for war. “The officers shall say speak further to the people and say, ‘What man is there who is fearful and fainthearted? Let him go and return to his house, lest the heart of his brethren faint like his heart”‘. (Deuteronomy 20:8).

 

Another reason why the belt of truth is so important is because Bible says that Satan, the accuser of the brethren, ·accuses us day and night before our God. (Revelations 12:10). On the other hand, we overcome Satan by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony (Revelations 12:10). Two things are required that we must employ to defeat the accusations of Satan – the blood of Jesus Christ and the word of testimony.