Lent day 10: The belt of truth
The first piece of the whole armor of God we are instructed to put on is a belt – that seems counter-intuitive for those of us who might fasten a belt as the last piece of clothing, not the first. So, bring to mind the most foundational of garments here and imagine how a man wearing long robes might draw those robes up and secure them tightly around his waist so he could charge into battle.
Fastening the belt of truth is also translated as girding – this is the first and most foundational layer of God’s armor: the truth.
When we become people of Truth, disciples of the One who is the Way and the Truth and the Life we become sworn enemies of the Father of Lies. But in the Truth we also know what it means to live in true freedom and confidence in the goodness and beauty of God’s redeeming love.
The truth is the sure foundation and today we put it on as the first piece of the full armor of God.
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