Ephesians 6:14a “Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth”
Why was the belt on a wanted poster? Because it held up a pair of pants!
Yeah, I know that joke was funny back in first grade.
But truth be told since we are dealing with the Belt of Truth today it is important to remember practically everything to do with the armor of God revolves around this item, which is why it is listed first.
The breastplate would be hooked on to the belt to give added stability to it. The scabbard for the sword hung from the belt. Spiritually what peace (the shoes) can we hope to truly have without truth. No truth means living with either delusions or out right lies. Our salvation (the helmet) is based on Jesus being “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6) not on works, money, relationships, saints, or religions. Without truth what exactly do we have to put our faith in? Lies will eventually fail and they will do so every time.
Everything is supported by truth, whether we want to admit it or not. So the only real starting point is truth. Begin there and the rest will fall into place.