“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, (Ephesians 6:13-14)
God wants us to take His armor so that we may be able to stand in the evil day. When is the evil day? Well, I would say it is today. So let’s get started by getting this armor on. There is an interesting statement here when it says, “having done all to stand, stand therefore”. This is an old military phrase that means after you have won a battle be ready to go into battle again. In other words, never let your guard down. Always be ready for the enemy to come at you.
Another piece of the armor that He talks about is to have our waist girded with truth. To do this I need to know what truth is and the Bible makes that very clear. Jesus said in (John 17:17) “Sanctify them by Your truth. Your Word is truth.” The Word of God is truth so to have on this piece of the armor I need to get His Word within me.
Each day as I wake up and get dressed, I need to get spiritually dressed also and the way I do this is to get His Word in my heart. I can do this in so many ways. I could read His Word or meditate on it. I can listen to it as I’m driving or let it roll in my mind while I’m still in bed. Whichever way works best for you, do it and let it become so real within you.
As you do this the truth of God’s Word will be on you to protect you. Here it says that it girds your waist. It holds the other pieces of the armor together and protects you from the arrows of the enemy. So today, get into the Word in whichever way is best for you and see His protection.
Heavenly Father, Today I have taken time to get Your Word within me and I know that I have girded my waist with Yourtruth. I am holding all of my armor together with His Word deep in my heart. We love and praise You. In your precious name, Amen.
Scriptural Seeds Ministries