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Breastplate of Righteousnes

>> Monday, March 5, 2012

Having put on the breastplate of righteousness. (Ephesians 6:14)
A SWAT team is an elite tactical part of law enforcement. They 
deal with hostage rescue, as well as terrorism operations. A SWAT team is equipped with specialized tools, including bulletproof vests. A bulletproof vest covers the chest area, protecting life-sustaining organs, mainly the heart and lungs.
When Satan attempts to take us hostage and terrorize our soul, we need specialized, tactical equipment. The breastplate of righteousness is much like a bulletproof vest, protecting against the attacks of temptation seeking to destroy our soul. It protects right where we are most vulnerable.

Some of the attributes of righteousness are:
• Honesty
 • Morals • Decency • Justice
It is easy to see why these are the places that temptation zeroes in on. It gets right to the heart of who we are in Christ.
In the psalms, David prayed: “Create in me a clean heart, O God.” (Psalm 51:10)
When temptation refuses to leave you alone—as if Satan is using your mind for his own personal amusement. Remember you are the righteousness of God.
“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21 NIV)
The path to a victorious life lies in making an active decision to pursue righteousness. Time and time again we must say “no” when temptation manifests in our lives, keeping our breastplate of righteousness tight and secure.
What does the Bible say?
“... but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” (2 Timothy 2:22)
 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)
 “But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.” (I Timothy 6:11)

Thursday's post: Boots of Peace. 


Diane Dean White March 5, 2012 at 3:29 AM  

Dear Rita,
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and God's truths. It is
such a nice refreshing Blogsite and I enjoy your uplifting thoughts, and sharing God's word.

Terri Tiffany March 5, 2012 at 7:18 AM  

Thank you Rita. It seems more and more Satan has been enjoying his battle for my thoughts. I enjoyed this post!

dandelionfleur March 5, 2012 at 3:32 PM  

Love this series! Can't wait for Boots of Peace!

Cathryn Hasek March 5, 2012 at 3:43 PM  

There is no better armor than God's Armor of truth and righteousness. I'm enjoying a bible study that is helping me to memorize verse and that is a breastplate in itself!

Lovely post, Rita!


Catrina Bradley... March 5, 2012 at 8:05 PM  

This was SO good for me, coming at the right time. It's not enough to decide to say no and make a change - it's a daily battle. This is SO true: "Time and time again we must say “no” when temptation manifests in our lives, keeping our breastplate of righteousness tight and secure." Thanks for this reminder to gear up!

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