The Armor of God- Belt of Truth

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 teaches us that we—believers—do not wage war the way the world does. You may ask, “What war?” 1 Peter 5:8-9 warns us that our enemy, Satan, is constantly prowling about looking for someone he can successfully attack; we are to resist him steadfast in our faith. Furthermore, we must remember that Satan’s alluring world, as well as our human nature (flesh) can be influenced and molded by the dark forces described in Ephesians 6: 12. Therefore, it is wise to be on the alert for battle in the area of our thoughts and desires.

Fortunately, the Lord has provided His Armor of Light that is much more powerful than the enemy:

The first piece of divine armor is the BELT OF TRUTH because it is essential for the effectiveness of the rest of the armor through empowerment by the Spirit of Truth (John 15:26). The belt held the sword of the Spirit and other weapons—obviously the Sword of the Spirit (God’s Word) is a vital part of knowing truth; in fact, knowing and embracing God’s truth is absolutely essential in fighting against the lies and deception of the devil. Moreover, if we do not have a thorough understanding of the truth, we are vulnerable to being carried away by false doctrine, deceit, and trickery of men ( Ephesians 4:14). And so, by studying and meditating on the Scriptures as well as prayerfully listening to the Holy Spirit we can “put on” the belt of Truth, the first piece of our Armor of Light.