Paul likens our Spiritual armour to that of a soldier.
Like a well-equipped soldier, we too have all that we need at our disposal to face our enemy.
He begins by telling us to have our loins ‘girt up’.
The expression to ‘gird one’s loins’ was used in the Roman era meaning to pull up and tie ones lower garments between the legs to increase mobility in battle.
Garments hanging loose would be a cumbrance and a constraint. To be ‘girded up’ is to be liberated, unrestricted and set free for maximum effectiveness in battle.
Truth makes us free. Truth is liberating and unrestricting.
But only the truth that we know will set us free (John 8 v 32).
Truth is always truth whether we know it or not, but we will only benefit from it when we know it!
What is truth? Well, Jesus said ‘’I am the truth’ (John 14 v 6). He is truth and the knowledge of Him and of everything He has done (His finished work) will set us free.
Where we are bound up, constrained and restricted, the truth of Jesus and all that we are in Him will set us free!
Speak this out today….Thank you Lord that I am set free from all constraints by the knowledge of Your truth…the knowledge of You.
Ephesians 6 v 14….Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth…..