Dr. Oscar T. Moses
W.A.R. Deeper Bible Study
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Spiritually Equipped for Battle – Lesson #2
The Belt of Truth
In the Roman Army a soldier’s belt was important. It was called the “cingulum or balteus.” The belt held the scabbard, which was where the sword was placed. The belt held some of the most important pieces of weaponry in tact. When I was a police officer, it was the belt that held my holster, magazines, radio, baton and other equipment. The belt played a vital role in being prepared. Imagine what danger the overenthusiastic soldier would be in without the belt and his weapon. The belt must cleave close to the body to “gird” the other pieces in place.
The Belt of Truth is to be girded very close to our bodies. Without the Belt of Truth, which is The Gospel of Jesus Christ, we cannot begin to defend ourselves from the father of lies, Satan.
Key Thought #1: Seeing that we are now aware of the tricks, methods and schemes of the enemy we now recognize that he is too powerful to fight unprepared. Therefore, we must “take up” the whole armor that God has provided us to be victorious. Imagine: At your feet is all the armor you need laying on the ground before you.
- What is the first directive that Paul gives in verse 13?
- Why is this so important?
- What is the danger of not using all of the “Armor of God?”
- What does Paul mean by “that ye may be able to withstand the evil day?”
- What does Paul mean by “having done all, to stand?”
- Why are most Christians not taking seriously this battle?
Key Thought #2: Truth must be taught in Basic Training for the Christian. Without Truth we have nothing to even begin the fight. No Truth! No Armor!
- Why do you think Paul has our loins girt about with truth first?
- What does Paul mean by “truth”?
- How does the belt of truth guard us against lies and deception?
- How does 1 Thessalonians 5:21 compare to the belt of truth?
- How does 1 John 4:1 and 1 Peter 1:13 compare to the belt of truth?
- Why should every Christian take 2 Timothy 2:15 to heart?
- What are the dangers of not wearing the belt of truth as it relates to Romans 12:1?
Group Life Application Question
What is truth…? Is truth relevant or based on personal feelings?
To wear the belt of true gives Christ the “final say” in your life. Who or what has the final say in your life?
Dr. Oscar T. Moses – W.A.R. Bible Studies 2017