During Paul’s time in Roman prison, he spent a lot of time around Roman guards. Imprisoning Paul was originally meant to be an attack from the enemy, but God used it for good. Even though Paul was in prison, he was being used by God for His perfect plan. But how did Paul not succumb to the enemy in this situation? Paul writes about his and our defense from the enemy— the armor of God.
The armor of God isn’t physical, but instead is a collection of principles that we must adapt into our life and mindset. While the entire set of armor and its meaning could be a blog of its own, the essential piece to the equation is the belt—the belt of truth!