The 6 Pieces of the Armor of God
Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word… – Ephesians 6:14-17
Remember this playset? The armor of God was and is a useful tool for teaching children about the tools and benefits of our relationship with the Creator, but do you know all the pieces, and how significant their specific uses are? Read on for the armor of God and how to use it!
The Belt of Truth
In a world where belts are fashion statements and occasionally functional for cinching up ballooned waistlines, the fact that the belt is the central piece of Roman armor. Everything else buckles into it, attaches to it, and it holds up not pants – they didn’t wear pants then anyway! – but everything. Through Christ, we have the truth, and are held together in this.