Ephesians 6:10-18, “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.  Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.  In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.  And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”

Truth.  Such a simple word and yet so powerful.  So many people seek truth but can only find lies.  Truth is achieveable.  Truth should not be the rare.  Truth should be everywhere.

The belt would have been an important part to the soldier.  The belt would have worked to tuck in articles of clothing but more importantly, a weapon or weapons would be carried using this belt.  The belt could also help with protection of the lower trunk of the soldier, depending on what the material is made of.

Jesus is truth.  Jesus never lied because He is not capable of anything but truth.  John 14:6 states that “I (Jesus) am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”  Jesus will never lie to you.  People may let you down, but our Savior will not.  He is who He says He is.  With the belt of truth, we show the world that truth is out there.  Through all the lies that are shown in the media and elsewhere, there is truth.

Choose truth.  Not because I say so but because God says so.  God is truth.  We are to emulate God so we should seek truth and give truth.  Lies are uncovered in the end anyways.  Nothing good ever came from a lie.  Satan is the father of lies.  He wants nothing more than for us to lie or worse, tell a ‘half-truth.”  “Half-truths” are lies that have been jusified by the person telling it.  There is a lie and there is truth.  Choose truth everytime.

Heavenly Father.

You are Truth.  You are absolute Truth.  In a world that lacks truth or absolutes, You are both.  Thank you for being a stable example of truth.  You are truly an awesome God worthy of honor and praise.  I pray that we can be more like You and Your example of truth.  You are the Light.  Let us seek that Light daily.

In your truthful, way-making, life-giving name we pray,

Amen.

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