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Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with the
 TRUTH
 
If the foundation is weak, the entire structure is in danger of collapse.
 
Jesus made it quite clear that we were to build on a solid foundation. And then he went on to tell us exactly what that foundation consists of.
 
We can find this foundation in Matthew 7:24-27.
 
A solid foundation is built on hearing and doing the sayings of Jesus.
 
Where do we find the only recorded words of Jesus?
 
In the Bible. And more specifically, in the 4 gospels.
 
At this point, some are already questioning this, because only four of sixty six books contain sayings attributed directly to Jesus.
 
If that is so, does that mean we stand against powerful spiritual wickedness and build our entire foundation on a mere fraction of the Bible?
 
The answer is, "No".
 
It is crucial that the right foundation be laid--other wise, we imperil, not only, ourselves but those within our sphere of influence as well.
 
Every word spoken by almighty God recorded in the scriptures can be considered a saying of Jesus.
 
How can that be?
 
Do not the scriptures record that Jesus Christ is the Creator--the Almighty Himself? (Colossians 1:16-17 [KJV] if you have a Bible that says otherwise--get rid of that butter-knife and get yourself a sword--you're going to need one. See also Isaiah 44:24.)
 
The entire Bible is the Word of God, and it is that to which Jesus was referring when he said everyone who heard and did his sayings would be on safe and solid ground.
 
#1 Know the Word of God and be obedient to it.
 
Jesus claimed the Word of God was TRUTH (John 17:17).
 
The Written Word of God is the only TRUTH.
 
When Satan confronted Jesus with FACTS, Jesus countered with written TRUTH. Facts and TRUTH are not always synonymous (see Matthew chapter four).
 
Well, what if the facts of our situation contradict the written Word of God?
 
The scriptures say it is proper to trust in what the Word says and not in what our own limited and finite understanding tells us (Proverbs 3:5).
 
But the Word of God (TRUTH) also says the scriptures need to be rightly divided--discerned (2 Timothy 2:15).
 
Note that in 2 Timothy 2:15, The apostle called the scriptures "The Word of TRUTH."
 
There is no other TRUTH than that which is written, and the prophet Isaiah said that if anyone tried to say there was--there was NO LIGHT in them (Isaiah 8:20).
 
No matter what the enemy throws at us, no matter what situation we may find ourselves in--the Word of God is the Truth we can stand on.
 
There is an answer to be found there. 
 
And only by standing in (hearing and doing) the Word of TRUTH,  can victory be obtained.
 
That means a thorough understanding of the Bible must be gained by reading it for ourselves--not just by reading what someone else says about it.
 
Read the Bible every day--always picking up today where you left off yesterday. The Book of John is a good place to start. A King James Bible with no footnotes is recommended.

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