Gird Your Waist with the Truth (Ephesians 6: 14). Roman soldiers girded their waist with something similar to what a weight lifter wears to give him strength and support so he won’t hurt the core of his body. It enabled the soldiers to stand stronger against their enemy.
We too, need that kind of support to give us strength in our spiritual core. That means we must tightly surround ourselves with truth and not allow for anything other than the truth to enter into our thinking or situation. It means asking God to keep us undeceived so that we never allow possibility of deception and illuminates any darkness in our life.
This doesn’t Medan just know about the truth. It means know it so that it becomes part of you and you live it. And it is not just any truth that sets you free. It is God’s truth, Jesus said, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8: 31-32). When we wrap God’s truth around us, it protects us by strengthening our core being.
The enemy used lies to confuse people and fill them with anxiety and fear. The apostle John said, “We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one” (1 John 5: 19). The enemy’s lies completely mess up our thinking and weaken us if we believe them. Every day we must combat his lies with God’s truth.
Prayer : Lord, show me how to grid up the core of my being with Your truth so that I don’t fall into deception of any kind. Teach me to not only know Your truth, but to live in it.
In Jesus’ name I pray :
Go Deeper :
- Read John 8: 31-32. How do we become disciples of Jesus? What makes us free?
- According to Colossians 2:15, what did Jesus do with regard to evil?
- Grab a notepad and write out a prayer asking God to help you live only on His truth and never accept lies for truth.