Are you a person of truth? The first item of armor in our spiritual wardrobe is a belt of truth. We put on these pieces of armor to be able to resist and stand firm in the face of spiritual battle and temptation. Truth is foundational to all that a believer in Jesus Christ is about. Everything hinges on the truth. Without truth, we could not be sure of right and wrong or have the peace of God’s promises in a tumultuous world. Our faith is certainly based on the truth of Who God is, as is the assurance of our salvation. We are armed offensively with the sword of His Word, because truth is holding all our defensive armor together! Truth.
A belt encircles our bodies holding loose fitting garments in place and enabling us to move around more freely. Such is truth. We should encircle ourselves with that which is right, so we don’t get tripped up on loose-fitting deceit, confusion or outright lies. Truth is pure. Truth is the very character of Jesus, so we put on His character when we suit up in our spiritual armor. The Lord gives us this very clear and appropriate image of suiting up for the battles that come before us.
I love college football. I guarantee you that a player who is not already "suited up" in all his padded "armor" before a game will not enter the playing field that day. He would not be prepared - it would be too late. Likewise, we must suit up spiritually every day, starting with truth, as we enter our various fields of play and battle.
Right From The Heart seeks to equip you with truth in our broadcasts and media materials. Our source is not the wisdom of man, but from the One Who IS truth and life. He is absolutely trustworthy, dependable and right. With Jesus Christ as our standard, He takes all the worry and argument out of life’s questions. Just as one can trust the truth, we certainly can trust Him.
I challenge you … seek the author of Truth to reveal Himself to you in a personal way. You say, “Well, that would be a miracle!” Indeed, it would, but Jesus is in the miracle business. His truth will set you free … absolutely! Put your belt on.
In Christ alone,
Founder, Right From The Heart Ministries