Friday, July 26, 2013
Belt of Truth
So at Campfire for a small group of 1st and 2nd grades I talked about the Belt of Truth. Their theme was the Armor of God.
From Ephesians 6:10-13a. NIV
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 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. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist,
We talked about what belts used for: Holding pants up, police officers for gadgets (Batman reference) and even Karate belts.
Interesting is in the Bible days, the belt was the first listed for a reason. Why ? Because it held everything in place ..from the breastplace up to holding the sword of truth.
Putting on the Belt for the Christian is to surround ourselves with God's truth. All truth is God's truth. We are told in Psalms that God's word is truth. In John 17:17 Jesus prays "Your Word is truth" In Proverbs 6?:21-23 we are told by one of the wisest men who ever lived that we need to take God's truth and bind it in our hearts, tying it around our necks, think about it when we walk, sleep and wake up.
We put on God's truth by putting on the Word of God. Knowing what it says and doing it.
Jesus knew the Bible. In defense against the Devil. (Think the wilderness temptation)
In order to be God's people and have the belt of truth -we are to know God, know what He says, and apply it to our lives. Be truthful and honest in all we do. Let's not be like the devil and deceive but be holy.
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