Monday, October 26, 2015

The Breastplate Of Righteousness

A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.

...and the body armor (breastplate) of God’s righteousness.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:10-11, 14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

The next piece of the Armor of God is the Breastplate of Righteousness. But what is righteousness? I love the picture that the Message Bible paints of righteousness.

 “By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us—set us right with him, make us fit for him—we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus. And that’s not all: We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that he has already thrown open his door to us. We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand—out in the wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise. ‭Romans‬ ‭5:1-2‬ ‭MSG‬‬

Righteousness (right standing) gives us the right to approach God. And because we have this right standing we can approach Him with complete boldness. 

So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭NLT‬‬

When the Bible tells us that we are righteous it is simply telling us that we have been made right with God. On Wednesday we will talk about how we receive our right standing with God.

Be Blessed