Day 6: The Power of the Belt of Truth

In an allegorical sense, the Belt of Truth from the Armor of God guards the loins. Learn how it is related to your calling and why you need it. From the 40 Days of Daily Bread Series.

The Belt of Truth from the Armor of God guards the loins. Learn how it is related to your calling and why you need it.

We have been studying the Armor of God. We’ve looked at the Helmet of Salvation (part 1 and part 2) and the Breastplate of Righteousness. Today we look at the Girdle of Truth, also known as the Belt of Truth.

Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth,… Ephesians 6:14 KJV

Before the armor could be put on, the belt was necessary. The girdle or belt:

  • gathered the garments underneath the armor 
  • was essential to secure the other parts of the armor
  • prepared the soldier for action 
  • provided him the ability to move without hindrance

The belt was worn around the waist and protected the abdomen. So in an allegorical sense, the Belt of Truth guards the loins.

The loins are the pivotal point in the body, being between the ribs and the hip bone, and are understandably a sensitive area. 

Why Do You Need the Belt of Truth?

In the Bible, the word loins sometimes refers to procreative power. This symbolizes what God has put in you to do for Him. Your calling will include your gifts and abilities, which you need to have encircled with His truth.

The enemy will try to attack what you do for God’s glory, but the truth of His Word inside you is a prevailing power.

There is a war on and the devil would love to take you out. (Ephesians 6:12) Don’t let him! The only way to guard your destiny in God is to be continually surrounded by His truth.

This section is to help us respond to His promptings. "But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves." James 1:22 ESV #ThrivingInChrist #DailyBread #DailyTime #BibleStudy #GodTime #QuietTime #Devotions #Devotional #40dayswithGod #40daysofdailybread #Bible #spritualgrowth

Apply the Word

Pray that the Lord will help you to know His truth. Write the following scripture locations and the declarations after them in your journal. Doing this will help you know these truths.

Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth,… Ephesians 6:14 KJV

Declare: I will put on the Belt of Truth!

And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. John 8:32 

Declare: I know the truth.

Therefore, brothers, be more diligent to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never stumble. 2 Peter 1:10 

Declare: I will diligently make my calling sure. 

You didn’t choose me, but I chose you and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatever you will ask of the Father in my name, he may give it to you. John 15:16

Declare: I will produce good fruit.

For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. 2 Corinthians 13:8 

Declare: I will stand for truth.

Question: What has God called you to do?

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Our Daily Bread for tomorrow will be about peace in decisions.

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  1. Yes! I am going to be encircled with the power of His Truth!

    Joh 18:37 ……. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

    1. kellyrbaker says:

      Praise God for His work in us! 🙂

  2. I had never heard of that insight before about the Girdle of Truth. I found it fascinating! It makes so much sense that Satan would try to distract us from walking in the works the Lord prepared for us to do before the worlds began.

    This post has spurred me on to always have the Belt of Truth fastened and secure.

    1. Yes, recently God reminded me to pray these same truths in regard to my calling. Praying for you, too!

  3. Johnnah Jarrell says:

    Thank you Kelly, for all the resources they have been helping me to delight myself in the Lord. I look forward each morning to see what God will say to me. The resources truly bless my heart and soul. May God continue to bless and enrich your life.

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