Monday, April 11, 2016

Girding Ourselves With Truth

What does it mean to gird yourself with truth?

Why do we even need to do that?

What is so important?

Ephesians 6:13-14 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. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;"

Another version says "Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth."

Life is a battle. There is sin all around us and the more years I live, the more sin I see made acceptable. 

So what is sin? Sin is anything you do that God says not to do OR anything you don't do when God says He wants you to do it. 

So when God says that marriage is between a man and a woman--it is. 

When God says not have sex outside of marriage, then it's sin any other way.

When God says to only worship Him, then anything else you put above Him, is sin. 

When God says don't covet, dont! When God says don't lie, don't!

I could go on, but you get the picture. ...and if you are struggling to get the picture, READ THE BIBLE. It will show you what is right and what is wrong.

Truth is simply God's opinion on ANY subject matter. - Priscilla Shirer

In our "evil day," we have to be able to stand. One of the interesting things I have learned is that the belt that was used to gird the soldier didn't just guard the most sensitive part of his body but also it was large and long. So it looked more like a back brace and, indeed, it functioned as one as well. In fact, it would provide essential support to him while he was fighting the battle.

We are to grid ourselves with truth. We must know the truth. We must meditate on it. It must be what we line up our lives to. ...and when we are in the midst of the battle, it will be what supports us as we stand against the devil. - Rejoicing in the Present


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