Truth is so important in our spiritual battle. Have you ever noticed that one lie leads to another lie and then another lie and so on? But truth stands on it's on. The truth is... the truth.
As believers, we are to put on the belt of truth. What is truth? Or better yet, WHO is truth? Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life." John 14:6
To cinch up our waist with truth makes us stand a little taller, a little straighter because we have nothing to hide. Even when we sin, if we confess and repent then we are made right with our Judge, so we have nothing to hide. The judgment of others (may hurt but) doesn't define us; nor do the accusations of the evil one.
Once we agree with God - He is truth - then the Truth will set us free! John 8:32 Check out the verses below:
- Proverbs 3:3 Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart.
- Proverbs 8:7 For my mouth will utter truth; And wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
- Proverbs 12:17 He who speaks truth tells what is right, But a false witness, deceit.
- Proverbs 12:19 Truthful lips will be established forever, But a lying tongue is only for a moment.
Jesus has already won the victory!! Let's gird up with truth so we can do out part and:
- be kind
- speak truth
- tell what is right
- be established forever
- devise good
- save lives
The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. 14 Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints, Ephesians 6:10-18