The Girdle of Truth
Posted by Pastor Szekely on August 7, 2006
Scripture gives us many military metaphors, but none, I think, more well-known than Ephesians chapter six and the “armor of God.” In verse thirteen of this chapter the Bible says, “Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand”.
As soldiers of the Cross, we are commanded to be arrayed in the whole armour of God so that we will be able to stand against the stratagems of the enemy. Now each piece of our armour supplied by the Captain is crucial, but notice that Truth is first on the list: “Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth” (vs14).
The girdle was designed to keep every part of the body armour in it’s place and to gird the soldier on every side. It also protected the lower body from wounds that could easily cause extreme pain and incapacity. This is why we are instructed to have our “loins girt about with truth”! It is the Truth that protects us from the lies and deception of the devil. Our defense against seducing spirits and doctrines of devils is God’s Truth. It may feel right, look right, or even seem right, but if it doesn’t line up with the Truth, it’s devilish deceit.
May we do what we do by doing it in Truth: “But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God” (John 3:21).