BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS


BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

Ephesians 6:13-14 (NKJV) 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. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness.

Yesterday, we looked at our waist being girded with truth.  Today, let us 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.

For us as Christians, when we have our breastplate on, 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 says, “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 that was shed on the cross of Calvary, and because of Your death and resurrection, I am the righteousness of God in You!”

When the enemy comes against your heart and mind, fight him with what the truth of the Word declares.  I am accepted by God and I am loved by God, all because of what Jesus did for me.  What a great Savior we serve!

CONFESSION: Jesus has become my righteousness.  Today, I have the breastplate of righteousness on.  Thank you, Jesus, for providing this piece of armor.

Today’s Bible Reading

1 Samuel 20 – 21

John 9

Psalms 113 – 114

Proverbs 15:15-17

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Ruth 3, Ruth 4

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : John 9:35-41, John 10:1-21

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 62:1-12

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Ruth 3, Ruth 4

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : John 9:35-41, John 10:1-21

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 62:1-12