Fully clothed, this is a requirement in society for the respect of our laws. If we should be without this loincloth, without God’s truth, and rebellious against the laws of God and society there are consequences. Beyond this when we do not have our loins girt about with God’s truth there can be much more serious consequences, such as sexual diseases, divorce, unplanned pregnancy, sin and it’s many wages, and more. So we begin first with protecting our loins. Our adversaries are more than happy to pull us away from God’s truth in their effort to deceive us in this area of our lives, by saying things like,
“O cmon, it’s ok, everyone is doing it!” but our God knowing how damaging these consequences can be to us has made a way for us to protect ourselves, and this way is for us to live in His truth! Another example of this is the athlete. If we are to study the athlete, in specific the runner, we see that the loins are a most needed part of the runner’s body. In conditioning the athlete will perform many stretches, moving their loins from side to side, and strengthening themselves in this area to insure that they are agile and ready to race!
Our loins carry us to wherever God calls us to go. If we should suffer injury to our loins, more than likely we will have a difficult time moving forward. We girt our loins about with the truth so that in all ways we will remain healthy and fit for our calling. If we should feed our loins a lie from the devil, we will engage in behaviors that can potentially destroy us, even our soul. As it is written,
“Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that commiteth fornication sinneth against his own body.” 1Corinthians 6:18
We start here first. We suit up with the whole armor of God, starting with girting our loins about with the truth. This area is so powerful, yet potentially so destructive! It can be used to bring forth fruit as in the fruit of our loins, even God’s reward, even our blessed beloved children, but it can also be used to destroy us if we live without God’s truth regarding this area in our life.