Ephesians 6:14a (Part 2)
Stand, therefore, with truth like a belt around your waist,
A soldier’s belt is essential and very important because it holds the sword and his pants in place. Even though it might seem less vital than the sword and shield, without it you cannot go into battle because you would lose your weapon while heading towards the battlefield which would be quite catastrophic. What is truth (belt)? John 14:6 states, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” Truth is the reality on how things are and what’s real and Jesus clearly stated that without faith in Him, there is no way ANY person can go to the Father. If anyone tells you that all roads (all religion) lead you to God, that is none other than a blatant LIE. Imagine being in the wilderness and it’s nearing nightfall. You see yourself lost and you frantically search for your compass to navigate through this hostile place not knowing that your imitation compass you relied on was cheaply made, it malfunctions because you did not want to get the tried and true brand name compass. You want to go north but the malfunctioning cheap compass is actually sending you south, deeper into the wilderness which makes your chances of survival minuscule thinking that the compass is leading you to the right direction.
This is how it is when you follow or believe something or someone and not the Bible (The truth). We need to be grounded in God’s Word which is a lamp to our feet that lights up our path to find the way in which we should go (to do God’s will) and also that we won’t fall into a ditch (false doctrine). Without truth you won’t follow the right Jesus and you would end up following the Jesus of the Quran, Mormonism, and any other Jesus that they claim is not God. In John 8:24 Jesus said, “Therefore I told you that you will die in your sins. For if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.”
Without truth there is no salvation because it will lead you to the wrong Jesus who is NOT the savior and the truth is only found in the Bible which is God-breathed. Those who love God’s Word shows that they love Jesus because He is Truth and His Word is truth for the glory of God the Father. By reading it everyday, you will grow up in maturity and in the image of God the Son and you will have the Belt of Truth around your waist to carry your weapon so you won’t be caught off guard by the enemy, the forces of darkness.