So then, take your stand! Fasten truth around your waist like a belt. Put on God’s approval as your breastplate. Ephesians 6:14 (GW)
Even after writing on Centered on Truth for Monday Manna, Ephesians 6:14-18 has still been mulling around in my head. Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines fasten in 4 ways:
- to attach especially by pinning, tying, or nailing
- to fix or set steadily
- to take a firm grip
- to attach persistently and usually objectionably
If my life as a believer is to be centered on truth, what Truth is it that I should be attached persistently, fixed steadily, and grasping with a firm grip?
* the Truth of who Christ is
* the Truth of who I am in Christ
For the most part, I don’t have great difficulty in believing who the Bible says Jesus is. It’s the truths He says about me that gives me problems. My old ways of viewing myself consistently object to these truths. Which further points to the reason I need to be getting dressed daily in the armor God has provided.