Variety that is unified is a major theme of the epistle to the Ephesians. Home conflicts come when there is no tolerance for differences. The unifying power that is needed to bind all members together as a suit of armor forms a protective covering, is truth. Satan is the father of lies and knows that lies lead to the downfall of almost any relationship. Whether it be the husband and wife, parent and child, employer and employee relationship – when one lies to the other, a barrier of distrust is created that is very hard to cross. Truth, whether it is the truth of God or the truth told in words by us, when it is put on as a belt or girdle, it holds together that which the devil is trying to separate. Righteousness like a piece of armor that protects the vital organs of a human body, is a protection against the ungodly practices of all that opposes holy living. Integrity, honesty, ethics and values enable us to endure difficult situations we cannot avoid. The righteousness of Christ has been given to us securing our position. Righteousness of life by our choices preserves our safety in the practice of Christian living. Both of these, truth and righteousness, are needed in the “close in fighting” that seeks to defeat the children of God in their home life. Any of these areas of conflict soon find their way into assembly life and then into the body of Christ. We must commit ourselves to truth in word and deed, and to honorable, righteous living in order to be safe from satanic power.
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