“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness” (Ephesians 6:13-14)
Yesterday we looked at At the helmet of salvation. Today, let’s look at the next piece of our armor which is the breastplate of righteousness. The breastplate was the piece of armor that protected all of the vital organs. This piece of the armor protected the soldier’s heart, lungs, stomach, liver, etc. Without this piece of armor the soldier was open to a quick hit by a sword, arrow, or stone. But with his breastplate on, when the enemy brought an attack to his chest area, it would bounce off.
Now for us Christians, when we have on our breastplate we are protected from the enemy’s attack. So what is this piece of armor for us? It is the righteousness of Jesus. The Scripture states in (1 Corinthians 1:30) But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God–and righteousness and sanctification and redemption.
We know that once we ask Jesus into our heart we have this righteousness. God made Jesus sin for me so that I can be made righteous in Him. (2 Corinthians 5:21) “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
Righteousness is the ability to stand in the presence of a Holy God and be accepted as if we have never sinned. Now remember, we have to put on our armor. Today, say out loud, Jesus you are my righteousness. Because of your blood, shed on the cross of Calvary, and because of your death and resurrection, I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
When the enemy comes against your heart and mind, fight him with what the truth of the Word declares. I am accepted by God, I am loved by God and all because of what Jesus did for me. What a great Savior we serve.
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Heavenly Father, my righteousness comes from You Lord. Today, I put on the breastplate of righteousness, Thank You Jesus, for providing this piece of armor. We praise and love you. IN your precious name. Amen
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