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Have you ever said or thought these things about yourself?
“I’m not good enough.”
“I can’t be the kind of Christian she is.”
“I’m not smart enough.”
“I always mess things up.”
Sometimes on a daily basis. I’ve always struggled with low self-esteem and the enemy likes to use it against me.
In my last post, I wrote about the belt of truth. We must counter the devil’s lies with truth.
Today I’m going to talk about the breastplate of righteousness.
In Ephesians 6:14 Paul writes: Put on the breastplate of righteousness.
The belt of truth was the first piece of Roman armor Paul wrote about. Then he moves onto the breastplate.
What’s the purpose of a breastplate?
It protects the soldier’s chest area during combat. A very important part of the human body is protected behind that breastplate.
I don’t know about you but if I was going into battle, I would definitely want my heart to be protected.
We know how important the heart is to our physical bodies but what about our spiritual nature?
Our mind, will, emotion and conscience are represented by our heart.
The enemy works on these parts of our lives all the time.
He distorts our thinking with lies.
He redirects our ambitions.
He tampers with our feelings.
He influences our conscience.
When the devil says that I am not good enough I easily agree. Romans 3:23 states that none of us are good enough.
If we wear the breastplate of righteousness, we are more than good enough.
How can I make such a statement?
The Bible tells me that when I put on the breastplate of righteousness, I am putting on the righteousness of Jesus.
Instead of looking at my mess, God looks at His precious Son.
I have imputed righteousness. I have been declared innocent because of Christ’s sacrifice.
For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth. Ephesians 5:9
I am now capable of goodness, righteousness, and truth.
Amazing but true.
So, when you have a bad day and think you’ve blown everything, remember that God is still with you. He doesn’t run away when we act like fools.
He walks every step with us and He is always ready to provide nourishment, joy, peace, and righteousness.
If you do or say something that hurts someone don’t be afraid to apologize. If you’ve erred from the right path, ask God’s forgiveness.
Just remember that if Jesus is your savior, you are eternally loved, forgiven, and righteous.
Buckle on your belt of truth, grab your breastplate of righteousness and face the battle ahead.
Comment below and let me know what you think about the breastplate of righteousness.