Thursday, May 12, 2016

Armor of God: the Breastplate of Righteousness

The next piece of armor we read about in Ephesians 6 is the Breastplate of Righteousness. This is an important element of the armor because it protects your heart. Your heart is the control center of your life and is, therefore, a specific target of the enemy.

So, how does Righteousness help to protect the heart? Righteousness means to live and to be right before God. In simple terms, to put on the Breastplate of Righteousness means to stop doing wrong and to start doing right.

If you have been disobedient, put on righteousness and become obedient. If you have lied, turn to truth and honesty. If you are hating someone, stop and begin to love and pray for them.  Guard your heart with the Breastplate of Righteousness.  Otherwise, your heart will become dark and bitter, and it will affect you.

Living right before God is a matter of you putting on the Breastplate of Righteousness.  Being right before God is a matter of God putting the Breastplate of Righteousness upon you.  This happens through you accepting what Jesus did for you at the cross.

We need to be right and to live right so that our hearts are protected from the schemes of the enemy. Put on the Breastplate of Righteousness every day.

Glide on!

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