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Girded with Truth

Book of Ephesians

A Sermon on Ephesians 6:14

Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, (ESV)

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What is truth? In a world where truth is twisted into being what people want it to be, how do we know what is really true versus what is being distorted to fit certain views? Knowing and building our life upon the truth of God’s word is essential. This is why, in Ephesians 4:16, when Paul speaks to Christians about the armor of God, he urges believers to gird themselves with truth. Follow along with Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones as he speaks on what it looks like to gird yourself with the truth of God’s Word. He eloquently explains how truth is not something we should hold onto lightly, but is something that must be sought after and fought for. We must diligently search for truth no matter the cost and never let it go once it has been found. Dr. Lloyd-Jones explains how we need to intentionally search the Holy Scriptures for the truth to build our lives upon, not just read through them the way we would a newspaper. But most importantly, he emphasizes the fact that we must never compromise the truth no matter the cost, but instead we must fight for it, because without girding ourselves with the truth we cannot stand in the day of battle.

Additional Scripture Translations

Ephesians 6:14, New American Standard Bible

14Stand firm therefore, having belted your waist with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

Ephesians 6:14, King James Version

14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.