Dear Daughter of Almighty God

Truth

Ephesians 6:14 (ESV)

14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

BELT

Historical background

A soldier’s belt, was not just an adornment, it was also an essential piece of military equipment.  The belt was crafted of tough leather strips and small brass plates for extra protection.  Wrapping about the loins, this leather belt clung closely to the soldier and shielded some of the most vulnerable areas of the body.

When preparing for battle, a soldier would put on his belt first.  The belt was designed to keep other pieces of the soldier’s armour in place, including his sword.  The soldier would also wear a tunic, which was a cloak worn over a short kilt of skirt.  Prior to engaging in combat, the soldier would tuck his tunic under his belt, providing maximum freedom of movement for his legs.

Biblical parallels

The call to have your “loins girt about” is a call to be prepared.  As good soldiers of Jesus Christ, we are to maintain a good conscience and be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks the reason for our hope.  Likewise, we are to be sober and spiritually vigilant so we are aware of our adversary when he prowls around.

This is something I taught about in Kids Club but it is not just for the children we need to apply this to our lives to. Truth is a pillar that holds things together and holds everything up. Truth is a firm foundation to build up on.

God is truth.

Your loving sister Amanda

Hebrews 11

 

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