Part 4 of 10 in the Be Battle Ready Series.
Read Ephesians 6:10-20
Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth… (Ephesian 6:14a NLT).
To be a battle-ready believer, you must secure your walk with sincerity.
In Paul’s day, the Roman soldier’s belt served two purposes. The first purpose of the belt was to secure the long tunic worn from getting snagged or entangled during combat. What good would it do to be an excellent swordsman, if you were hindered by loose clothing? Secondly, the belt of the Roman soldier held their sword and other implements of war. This piece of his armor was essential for the soldiers battle-readiness. Without the belt, the soldier would be ill-equipped for combat.
For believers, the “belt of truth” secures their walk with sincerity. In other words, the belt of truth is a metaphor for the believer’s integrity. By putting on this belt, the believer is keeping themselves from getting entangled during battle, which would render them ineffective.
Although not in a physical struggle, the believer needs the belt of truth. This belt of truth is walking with godly integrity. What good would it do to be an excellent swordsman, if you were hindered by loose living? Stand your ground by putting on the belt of truth and secure your walk with the Lord with sincerity.
Suggestions for Prayer:
Thank the Lord for redemption and the power of the Spirit. Ask Him to reveal areas where may need improvement in your walk.
Read Romans 12:1-3.