The Breastplate of Righteousness

Dear readers, warm greetings today! I apologize for not being able to post last week, for I was preoccupied with some matters. I deeply regret it. But we shall continue with the subject of armor-of-godlast time’s discussion, which was the Armor of God.

First we saw how the belt of truth is a very essential component of the soldier’s armor. Now let us move on to the next parts of the Armor of God:
2. THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

Our righteousness is our breastplate. Soldiers protect their chest and thus their heart – a very vital organ regarding keeping alive – using this breastplate. Without it, what would become of a soldier? Have you ever thought of it? The enemy’s arrows would be able to plunge into their chests, and any enemy soldier would be able to easily kill them with a sword. So how does our righteousness save us?

We must practice righteousness in our lives. Being righteous means being just, fair, moral, holding up ethical values, being virtuous.. literally it means doing what is right. Only breastplatethen will we be able to repel all of the enemy’s arrows and swords aimed at destroying us.

In another way of thought, when we are righteous in our lives and keep ourselves that way, which pleases God, then God will protect us from all evil and no harm will be able to come our way. As we read in Psalms, Chapter 34 verse 19:

“Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.”

So being righteous in our ways will keep us out of harm’s way. That, my friend, is how  our righteousness becomes our protective breastplate.

For now I must stop, but we shall meet again tomorrow. Till then, God bless you.

Here’s my e-mail if you have any questions:  steny8295@yahoo.in

 

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4 thoughts on “The Breastplate of Righteousness

    • True.. but that’s why God has given us the Bible, to help us sort out what’s right and wrong.. I think one must be able to overcome their doubts and learn to believe in order to be able to focus on being righteous for God. Thank you for visiting and hope to hear from you again! May God bless you my friend!! 🙂

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      • I’am afraid the Bible is not an accurate statement of what’s right and wrong, it has been censored, re-arranged and modified following the years and cultures. As much as the Quran and the Torah, but I understand your Christian point of view 🙂
        In my perception, their are only a few divine left over in the bible,

        I rather use my feelings and personal experience to sort it out, that’s why I believe it to be subjective and not objective like the books taken as divine by the different (fear based) theologies of our western culture,

        Things being different in eastern (love based) theologies and religions, western orders and command when eastern suggest ethics and guidelines, western requires behavior when eastern offered experiences, I find the right and wrong way more deeper and interesting when it’s feeling based and not ordered from some guys who lived over thousand years ago 🙂

        Take a great care 🙂
        Julien

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        • I understand how you feel about the Bible being changed and many versions coming out, but that’s why I stick to the King James Version. The translators of the King James Version were great scholars, thorough in the languages and were all men who loved God and believed in sticking to the authority of the Word and not changing it while translation.
          The word of God is what tells us what’s right and what’s wrong; that’s part of why Christ was sent, to guide us and teach the people of the world how to find their way to heaven. Sometimes our feelings about what’s right and what’s wrong can be misleading, but God is never misleading. He will always only tell you what the real solution is, instead of being vague. Even if the Bible has been changed a bit over time, I think that a good reader would still be able to figure out what was meant to be the message.
          But then again, if you have a close relationship with God, and especially if you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then you will definitely know what’s right
          and what’s not.

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