Friday we began to look at our true enemy, Satan. Paul instructs the Ephesians to put on God's armor, the same armor God is described as wearing in Isaiah 11:5 and 59:17. The first item to put on is the belt of truth (Eph 6:14). Why? Because John says in his Gospel (8:44) that Satan is the father of lies.
Satan will tempt us with lies and half truths and by trying to sow doubt as he did with Jesus in the desert (Luke 4:1-13). If we know the truth of the Scriptures, it goes a long way toward defeating temptation. If we know "The Truth", that is even more powerful. Jesus said, "I am the way and the truth and the life" (John 14:6). The Truth we need to know is Jesus himself. Then we can "put on" Jesus. It is not sufficient to simply know the Scriptures, we must know Jesus. He is our Truth.
For reflection: Am I spending time in dialogue with Jesus each day so that I can get to know him better? Am I spending time with the Scriptures each day? What truth is God speaking to me today?
Let us pray. Jesus, you are the way, the truth and the life. You are the living bread, the bread of life. You are the light of the word and the light of my life.
I started this website and blog on May 1, 2012. I am a Catholic who has been in ministry for many years. I first developed what I would call a close relationship with Jesus in the early 1970s. Ever since then I have been praying with people for healing and other needs. It is because I have seen so many of these prayers answered that I am so bold as to offer to pray for you individually through this website and phone line.