Ephesians 6:14-15 – Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.
We live in a culture that is not conducive for people becoming like Christ; becoming soldiers of light. Most people are more concerned with doing whatever feels good and having temporal pleasentries than they are with productive efforts – comfort over accomplishment.
This most unfortunate perspective has reared It’s head even in the church, which suffers from disgusting apathy. We have greatly forgotten that we are soldiers in a HOLY war.
In these verses in Eph. 6, Paul demonstrates the first thing a soldier would put on in preparation for battle…a belt. A soldier would tie this belt as tight as he could and pull the corners of his tunic up through the belt so that he could have complete freedom of movement during combat. The belt of truth is not a piece of armor…it cannot directly protect you. But the belt does indicate that we are to be serious about the battle and devoted to achieving victory.
“The Lord utters his voice
before his army,
for his camp is exceedingly great;
he who executes his word is powerful.”
That excites me…”he who executes his word is powerful.”
We have our mission: “Go and make disciples of all men…” (Matt. 28:19)
Let’s get busy.