Fake or Real (The Belt of Truth)

armor-of-godLike a scarecrow in a melon patch, their idols cannot speak; they must be carried because they cannot walk. Do not fear them; they can do no harm nor can they do any good. …But the Lord is the true God; He is the living God, the eternal King. When He is angry the earth trembles; the nations cannot endure His wrath. Jeremiah 10:5 & 10

Have you noticed how many expensive items in stores have cheap copies? There are purses which look almost like Coach bags. You can find factory made copies of designer fashions. It didn’t take long after Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their engagement that copies of the ring were found for sale online. If you are looking for the real thing you often have to examine the item closely to make sure it’s not an excellent copy.

In the Bible we are told of the idols worshipped by the pagans as if they were gods. Some of these idols were magnificent, made of gold, silver, and fine wood. But they were made by human hands and had no power.

Idol worship was so prevalent in the world that when God gave the Ten Commandments to Moses He included, “You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol in any form.”

The Almighty God of heaven and earth is the only one true God. He is the original. All others are fake. However, Satan wants us to think otherwise. He places doubts in our minds, making us question if there isn’t something else out there pulling all the strings.

The evil one tries to twist God’s words around in an attempt to get us to think we are in control of our destiny; that we are god of our own lives.

Therefore, it is extremely important that we put on THE BELT OF TRUTH. With it we can defend against Satan’s endeavors to place doubts. THE BELT allows us to distinguish between the true God and all the fakes which occupy the world. We can discern the truth from the devil’s lies. Satan is masterful at disguising cheap copies to look like the real thing. Don’t get pulled into the deception. Cling to THE BELT OF TRUTH. Through it God will always show you what is real.

APPLICATION: Examine your life. Are there idols you are “worshipping” in place of God? Some examples of these idols are money, prestige, material possessions, even yourself or other people. It’s time to clean house and place your focus on the only true God.

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