As I continued to meditate on the message throughout the day, I realized that I failed to bring out a very important point – how does the belt of truth protect us? Is its only purpose to serve as a foundation for the other pieces of armor, or is there a specific function that the belt performs in our defense?
What is the sin that so easily trips you up? Is it dishonesty? Impure thoughts? Anger? Whatever it is, God’s Word has truth, powerful truth that can protect you from temptation.
Let me give a few examples…
- Psalm 9:9, 10 teach that God is our refuge and shelter in times of trouble.
- I Corinthians 10:13 teaches that God will never allow us to endure more than we can handle.
- Hebrews 13:5, 6 teach that we should not fear, because we are never alone.
- James 1:2-4 teach that God uses our troubles to produce growth and maturity in our lives.
You get the idea. It is the truth of God’s Word that helps us to overcome the discouragements of life.