Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, Ephesians 6:14 (ESV)
Paul doesn’t start with the head and work down.
He doesn’t start with the feet and work up.
He starts in the middle.
Jesus affirmed that HE was the truth.
It is the knowledge of the truth,
That brings salvation,
That sanctifies us,
That calls us to service.
It is unchanging.
It is unconditional.
It is uncompromising.
We are vulnerable to lies,
To fear and distortion,
To hypocrisy and pride,
To doubt and hesitation.
In ancient times, the soldier put on his belt first.
In these times, let us start with TRUTH as well.