Breastplate of Righteousness

righteousnessWearing the breastplate of righteousness involves walking securely in your imputed positional righteousness by virtue of the cross.  You didn’t earn this.  You didn’t do anything to deserve this.  But God in His love placed your sin on Jesus as he died for us on the cross!  We then take on HIS righteousness as we repent of our sin and put our faith in Him for our salvation.  Meditate for a few moments on this verse of Scripture – 2 Corinthians 5:21 (NIV) 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Wearing the breastplate of righteousness also means coming clean with God in your practice of practical righteousness by feeding your spirit with the Word of God and committing to obey it.  Let’s be very careful that as a church, in our desire to get away from the legalism of the past, we don’t abandoned holiness!  We are grace people, absolutely.  But that doesn’t negate the call for everyday decisions that bring us into holiness.  This is what we call practical righteousness.  It’s what Paul mentioned in Ephesians 4:24 (NIV) 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.  Take a minute to meditate on this verse.

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