The Breastplate Which Is Righteousness
“Stand firm therefore…having put on the breastplate which is righteousness.” Ephesians 6:14
The Roman soldier in Paul’s day wore a breastplate into battle that would hang from the shoulders to the knees via of two sections covering both the soldier’s front and back. And what’s most interesting, is that the breastplate was usually constructed of brass metal sections which looked like fish scales which in turn, when rubbed together over time, became more dazzling in appearance. Paul says in Second Corinthians 5:21, “God made Jesus who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
Christian, when the enemy shoots a fiery arrow of accusation toward your mind which is only about 18 inches from your heart, make sure you have put on the breastplate which is righteousness (the wording in the original language), in-order-to protect your heart! God’s breastplate is permanent and will protect you from the enemy’s lies such as: a distorted view of God and false feelings of guilt, condemnation, and unworthiness.
Stand firm my beloved! Put on 2 Corinthians 5:21 for example, and blind the enemy with the truth of God’s Word! “See how great a love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called the children of God; and such we are.” I John 3:1
When you’re putting on God’s armor, you are putting on Jesus!