Nudge 43

Ephesians 6:14: “Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breast plate of righteousness in place.”

There is not mistake that the first piece of armor is the belt of truth. Without truth we have nothing and all the other armor is useless. Without truth we are lost and we will absolutely be overpowered by Satan and his evil ways. Truth, of course, is first. Everything else is built on truth. Plus, the belt held all of the soldier’s weapons. We are to fasten truth around us. The belt of truth holds the sword of the Spirit linking truth and the Word of God. The Word of God = Truth.
The breastplate of righteousness: very interesting fact: The breastplate covered two areas of the body, the heart and the guts. Everything we are made of is in our heart and our gut. With the breast plate we are protecting our heart, our thoughts, desires, dreams, our feelings, our secrets.
Adam Clarke’s commentary says, “As the breast plate defends the heart and lungs and all those vital functionaries that are contained in what is called the region of the thorax; so this righteousness defends everything on which the man’s spiritual existence depends.”
The heart is where all decisions are made. And we have all said, “I have a gut feeling about this…”
The breastplate protects our heart and gut! We need to put on the truth and righteousness!

Ephesians 6:14: “Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breast plate of righteousness in place.”

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