Armor Up! #3

Wed, Feb 12, 2020

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The second of God’s Armor pieces we must put on daily is:

The Breastplate of His Righteousness

Most of you know this is not our attempt at being good, righteous, or a clean cut, helping, church attending person. This is all filthy rags if this is the only thing you are depending on. Yes, you are “created in Christ Jesus to do good works” (Ephesians 2:10b ESV), but never think you can stand on them or behind them to represent Jesus and fight against the powers of darkness.

Isaiah 61:10c says it well: “For he has covered me with the robe of righteousness,” (ESV) The best news is that He has put His Righteousness on us, His beloved family members and fellow soldiers of the cross. It can never be removed. Remember to simply stand wearing it by faith against all forces of wickedness. And they will come! If they haven’t much yet, get in the game!

“Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands far away; for truth has stumbled in the public squares, and uprightness cannot enter…Truth is lacking…it displeased him that there was no justice… He put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation on his head; he put on garments of vengeance for clothing, and wrapped himself in zeal as a cloak….So they shall fear the name of the Lord…”  (excerpts from Isaiah 59: 14-19  ESV)

Let us pray today that we each would be mindful of His Breastplate of Righteousness freely given to us.

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