Let’s kick off the Armour Of God with the first piece mentioned by Paul – the Belt of Truth (Ephesians 6:14). A belt has a few uses in battle. In a way, it could be seen as an all-rounder; it protects whilst also enabling the soldier to move easily and freely. The belt may also be used to sheath a sword, so it could be seen as a foundational piece of equipment.
In the Bible, it talks of the spiritual piece of armour – we can wrap God’s Truth around us in the same way, knowing our Lord is The Way, The Truth, The Life (John 14:6). Let’s consider a few questions to help us understand how wearing the Belt Of Truth can aid our spiritual battle.
- Can you think of any other ways a belt help a soldier in battle? How could this translate into our own spiritual battle?
- John 8:37-47. How does God’s description of Satan oppose the Belt Of Truth? Why does he talk about a Father-Son relationship between Satan and the Pharisees?
- Verse 34-36 What is the distinction Jesus made between ‘slave’ and ‘son’?
- Bonus Round: John 8 31-33. What effect does God’s truth have on our lives, and how does it help our spiritual battle?