I find it very interesting that God directs us to cover our loins with truth. Next we see before us a breastplate to cover our chest. This breastplate of righteousness covers our heart from all angles of attack. So here we are, we stand ready to dawn even more of this suit as instructed,
“Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand, stand therefore having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;” Ephesians 6:13, 14
Friend, we need to guard our heart! Our heart is guarded by righteousness, when all things are right, our heart rejoices, but when things are wrong or go wrong our heart is saddened, to say the least. When others do us right we have a good and peaceful feeling, but this is not so when we are done wrong! God wants us to protect our heart, as it is written, “Let not your heart be troubled, ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you, I go to prepare a place for you.” John 14:1, 2
It is important in this battle that we maintain a healthy heart, that we are not cast down, but rather that we remain confident, as we read, “Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward.” Hebrews 10:35 Remember how we have said before that God repeatedly instructs us to “Fear Not” if we should fear, we lose confidence. When fear comes into our heart there it will war against our faith, and whichever of the two is the stronger will decide our condition. “Have faith in God” “Fear Not” “Trust in the Lord with all of thine HEART” see here our heart is under attack and therefore God has provided this armor especially made for this area!
Another thing is, Heart Attacks are a serious killer, according to the Center For Disease Control one in every four deaths are due to Heart Attacks, again we see here God’s love for us in that He also is aware of this killer, and remember our enemy, the thief cometh but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy! Heart Attacks are one of the most widely used ways that he prevails prematurely, because people fail to guard their heart, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. He creates lies, fears, depressions, distractions, distortions of God’s truths, and more. All this to get in our heart! By God’s grace he has designed this suit that we are learning to use, he has designed it with defenses built in to protect us.