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Friday, November 6, 2015

The Breastplate of Righteousness; Peace With God

“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.
Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor (breastplate) of God’s righteousness.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:10-11, 13-14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

We recently started talking about the Breastplate of Righteousness. When the Bible calls us righteous it is telling us exactly where we stand with God. 

“Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭5:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬

We have peace with God. What an amazing statement. It doesn't matter how much you might have messed up your life. The very moment that you put your faith in Jesus and accept him as your savior you were made right with God. No matter what you do or have done you no longer have any reason to fear him. This is what righteousness (right standing) looks like. Perfect peace with God. This is a gift that can never be lost. 

“For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ.”
‭Romans‬ ‭5:17‬ ‭NLT‬‬

I don't know about you but knowing that I forever have peace with God fills me with so much hope.

Be Blessed
Steph