Eyes Open Please

Eyes Open Please

GIRDED WITH THE TRUTH:
Ephesians 6:14 “Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place...”
Another translation reads, “...having girded your loins with the truth”. It is not going to be done for you; you have to do it yourself. 1 Peter 1:13 states, “Therefore, gird the loins of your mind so that you are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming.”
When you heard the truth for the first time, you believed and thus became a child of God. And in the verses above we are reminded to gird ourselves with the truth daily. Although the girdle is worn around the middle, Peter says it is actually our minds that are implied. We have to tighten our minds with the truth.
What truth? The truth of Jesus Christ and the gospel of grace. To become part of the Body was done for you - you only had to believe. But to become a useful and valuable worker for Christ, you have to gird your mind with the truth. There are so many false ideas and humanistic, worldly philosophies doing the rounds these days - do not fall prey to these. Be strong on the truth of Jesus Christ.
To be a usable worker for God you have to know the truth of how to be saved and you have to be able to show others the right way, without hesitation. When you know that we live in the dispensation of grace and that the law is not valid anymore; when you know that Jesus is all in all and that we should not rely on people, churches, good deeds, rituals, and commands, but on Christ and the cross alone, you should proclaim it all the time.
The truth sets you free. Know the Bible; know your Saviour; know your guaranteed state in Him and know for certain - the verse in the Bible – why you believe what you believe. Then you will be free of Satan and of this world. When you stand on these truths, nothing can bring you down. Just as a reminder: the Bible is not just an ornament around our wrists. It is the real complete truth about Jesus Christ that we strengthen in our minds daily.
HAVE A BLESSED DAY: AMEN!!