Nature of the Truth

Nature of the Truth

Ok let us dive into the nature of truth.

Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness.” (Eph. 6:13–14)

“The original Greek word for “girding your waist” is perizōnnumi, which can literally mean “to put a belt on.” This armor belt in Roman tradition was used for three primary reasons. The first is that it held a dagger, whereas the sword was slung around the shoulder.”

” The second reason for the belt was that the belt was a symbol of the soldier’s honor. They wore decorative metal plates of brass, bronze, or silver around the belt with other decorative metal plates that hung down at the groin.”

“The third reason the belt was used was for supporting the breastplate. The belt itself served as the foundation for the breastplate, without which the breastplate would be too heavy of a burden to bear.”

“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth…” (John 16:13) The Holy Spirit and His leading are the center of all our truth. For when we are led by Him, He leads us into ALL truth. Not partial truth, not half-truths, but all the truth in all its entirety.”

“Do not be complacent and do not be self-seeking, but seek the truth and be fervent for it. For by the truth, we are purified in Christ. Therefore, love fervently and obey the truth through following the Holy Spirit.”

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