The Belt of Truth seems a bit superficial, easily understandable, a piece of the armor we can assume we understand and move on—except now, more than ever, the definition of truth is being manipulated by the masses. Hollywood, politicians, false teachers, and anyone you bump into have a different definition of truth. But if the truth is truth, making everything else a lie, we must not only know but cling tightly to God's. He is the truth and the only truth.
His Word and His Spirit alone provide us with discernment and guide us in what is right and wrong, even when we feel we can't find a verbatim example of our question or situation in the Bible. Therefore, the Belt of Truth isn't only a belief but a belief in action. The truth requires a faith that is so desperate for God's goodness that it actively engages His Spirit and the Bible.
If we are vetted in the truth and aren't easily swayed, we are able to walk in God's righteousness. The Breastplate of Righteousness allows us to protect our hearts from damage. In battle, a blow to the heart is fatal, but it's the same for the spirit. If we don't pursue righteousness and God's call to love and serve, our hearts are penetrated by the enemy and his fatal lies. We are vulnerable to deception, trickery, and human nature's worst: selfishness, jealousy, vengeance, malice, and the list goes on.
Let's take some time to dig deep into what it means to wear the Belt of Truth and Breastplate of Righteousness each day. Let's renew our fervor to stand up for what is right, especially in today's society that places the devil's lies on a pedestal, and let's discover how we can protect our hearts from those lies by preparing ourselves with the Breastplate of Righteousness.
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Originally published Thursday, 15 September 2022.