Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist… (Ephesians 6:14).
“I’ve told you the truth. You decide to believe it or not.” My husband responded to my accusations with a statement that washed my doubts away. He had been at a meeting and out much later than I’d deemed necessary. His excuse? He had stopped on the way home to help a woman with a flat tire.
Gene’s words stuck with me all these years. Truth agrees with reality and is not altered by my belief or disbelief.
The same goes for the gospel of Jesus Christ. God’s truth is more than some He has declared. It is His character…His very essence. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6 NIV). No one’s lack of belief can alter that statement. It’s not only true because Jesus said it…
Prepare by reading, pondering, and pray about Ephesians 6:10-17. Yes, again.
See you in a twinkling,
Brenda K. Hendricks