Ephesians 6:14 NKJV
Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth,
What is truth? How do you know what is truth and what is deception? What is the benefit of truth?
God wants us to be girded with truth as part of our armor.
The truth is the information and knowledge that comes from God. The truth is what comes from the word of God. The truth are the teachings, promises and spoken word of God. Jesus IS the truth.
Romans 3:4 NKJV
Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar…
In the world there are collisions of religions, philosophies, worldviews, principles and beliefs – but only God can reveal what is really true. Only God can reveal the true answers. Man and the world can speak and believe their own version of what they believe to be true about life and various issues, but only God reveals the REAL truth.
Therefore how do you put on the armor by girding yourself with the belt of truth? You do the following
- You must understand the nature of God. The Lord does not lie. (God is not a man, that He should lie…Numbers 23:19)
- You must know that Jesus speaks the truth and He IS the truth (Jesus said to him, “I am … the truth…John 14:6)
- You must know that the truth will make you free from any form of deception (And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free… John 8:32)
- You must know that the enemy, the devil is the father of lies. (John 8:44)
- You must have the Holy Spirit working inside you so that He may reveal to you knowledge and understanding of the truth of God’s word so that you may act on it. (John 16:13)
- You must know that God desires that all people come to a knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:3,4)
- Study and meditate the word of God (2 Timothy 3:16), do not be ashamed of the things of God and rightly interpret and divide God’s word (Timothy 2:15). The word of God speaks the truth.
- Be a person who stands for the truth, so that you may hear God’s voice. (…Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice. John 18:37)
Therefore in any situation, when you know the truth and you act upon the truth of God’s word, your actions glorify God and reveal that what you are doing is in God’s name. Truth will always expose deception.
John 3:21 NKJV
But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.
TODAY. Put on the belt of truth.