Friday, March 18, 2011

Day Nine : Cover it up! (Breastplate of Righteousness)

Stand firm then, ….. with the breastplate of righteousness in place…
(Ephesians 6:14)


The Breastplate covered the most important part of a soldier – His heart.

It gave him confidence to go into battle, knowing that his softest parts were covered.

Satan will attack us in our hearts, and cause us to doubt ourselves.  He will tell us our heart is impure, and we can not approach God with confidence.


Righteousness is about being right with God.  We have been justified through faith, and we are free of condemnation.

Jesus opened the way for us to be righteous, by being our righteousness. 

We put on his righteousness, just as we put on a breastplate.  It is not our own, we borrow it from Him.  He gives it to us a free gift, and it covers us and protects our heart.


Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness.
(Romans 8)

If we were not wearing such a shiny and bright breastplate, we might be ashamed to approach God.  But because of His righteousness we are put right with him, we can stand with confidence before all men, demons, and GOD himself.

That is all.

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