1 Peter 1:13, How To Gird Your Loins

Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

//Ever wonder how to gird your loins? The phrase makes much more sense in a Biblical setting, where many men wore long robes. They would tuck the robes into their belt, thus “girding up their loins” so they could move freely.

The way the phrase is used here by 1 Peter probably is meant to bring Passover to mind. On the first Passover, God’s people were to be in a state of readiness, prepared to quickly flee from Egypt into the desert. Girding the loins “of your mind,” I would imagine, refers to being ready for the return of Jesus, so that we may quickly flee in the next “exodus,” from the next “Egypt.”

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