If you come to MGF or read DIG on a regular basis you will know that I get very excited about righteousness; so I’ll try and keep this DIG to the usual one page!
The breastplate was one of the most important pieces of armour for use in battle for the Roman soldier.
It was also the biggest and heaviest piece, used to protect the chest and therefore the vital organs of the soldier.
The soldier could get hit hard on this breastplate, yet stay safe and alive.
This is a picture for us today about righteousness.
An understanding of our righteousness is one of the most important fundamental truths that we need to know; we really need to wear our breastplate of righteousness.
When we were born again we were made righteous, in fact we were made as righteous as God because of faith in the finished work of Jesus (2 Corinthians 5 v 21).
An understanding of this truth will renew our mind and lead to transformation (Romans 12 v 2).
This is my testimony; I was changed over night when I accepted and truly believed that irrespective of what I had done or was doing, I was righteous.
The armour that we are talking about is God’s armour, and the wonderful truth for us is that our righteousness is His righteousness.
Righteousness is a position; it is about who we are in Christ, rather than about our performance or what we do.
In order to benefit on earth from this righteousness we just need faith and accept this truth.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that as a gift of grace through faith in Jesus I have been made righteous”.
Ephesians 6 v 14…..Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness