“Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life.” Ephesians 6: 13-18/ The Message
Truth is the cornerstone for all existence, without it, corporeal beings such as ourselves would be permanently astray, never finding that one sentient thought that makes sense of our earthy circumstances and provides the gateway to sincere eternity.
Righteousness, though given a bad reputation for being “holier than thou” because of one being morally right and thus being justified in all actions, is more like “knowing what you believe and why you believe it” (JS) and then applying it in your daily life without hypocrisy.
Peace is the essence of tranquility and stillness of the soul that allows pure liberation from that which limits the mind and captures the heart and keeps one from fathoming the depths of true serenity given through unfeigned sacrificial love.
Faith is the complete reliance and confidence in the aforementioned trust which is unseen to the human eye, yet felt in the depths of one’s soul, giving one the courage and strength to push the physical barriers of this life, as well as believing that when one is not strong enough, there is someone willing and able to move those mountains for you.
Salvation is a saving lifeline of grace that produces redemption of soul and heart; a release from physical and mental hurt and pain; a chance at renewal to begin anew and let go of the you that used to be and become the redeemed sentient being you were always meant to be.
Learning to obtain and apply these words in your life does not mean that your life will be perfect, it just means that you will be able to see the world as it is yet not be changed by it.
“Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.” Dennis Whole
Keep marching onward because,
“troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue” Romans 5: 3-5