Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
The first piece of armour Paul discusses is the belt of truth. In our opening text, he says, “Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist.” Of all of the pieces of the armour of God, you may be wondering why Paul started with the belt.
However, the belt plays a much more important role than we may think. The belt is where Roman soldiers stored their weapon – without a belt, they could not carry a weapon! So, why does Paul associate the belt of a soldier with the truth?
For Christians, God’s Word is truth, and it serves as our foundation. 2 Tim 3:16 says, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” If our beliefs are not rooted in God’s Word, we cannot expect to fight battles for Christ.