Armor of God: Breastplate of Righteousness
The next piece in the armor is the breastplate. The breastplate on a Roman soldier services to protect the vital organs of a soldier especially the heart and everything that surrounds the heart such as the lungs. When a soldier goes into battle, he has to have the breastplate on in order to be protected from the enemy’s sword. The breastplate covers the front and back of a soldier. Layered together for proper movement.
In the same way, God’s people needs to be protected with the breastplate of Righteousness. What is God’s righteousness? His righteousness is what you have to grow into by reading his word (the Belt of Truth). Reading God’s word is the only way, we will be able to stand against our enemy. Our enemy is not in the flesh but in spirit and principalities.
When wearing the righteousness of God in your heart, you have love, you are humble, caring and have a concern for others. His righteousness will change you from the inside out. Everyone around you will know of this change.
I learnt having the love of God can get even tougher especially when concerns a member of your own family. As my pastor always says, you have to love people, no matter who they are. I thought I had God’s love up until my love was tested. I know I love my family but my love for people needs more work. Please! don’t get me wrong I’m not saying I hate people. I’m just saying that the love I have needs more of God than anything. Showing a love for another person that is now subject to a member of my family, was a bit challenging for me. I will continue in next post. My personal story will be told soon.
Here is Sunday Preaching on the Breast Plate of Righteousness. To go straight to the beginning of the preaching click at: 18:18