I love it when I turn the TV on Sunday mornings and the evangelist that I happen to catch has the perfect message for this blog.
This morning it was Dr. David Jeremiah. I like his style because he doesn’t yell at you like some others. He just conveys a good message and a lesson that we need to learn to live as Christ wants to us to live.
What stood out for me this morning was when he stated the main reason why Christians don’t openly tell others about Christ. It’s not that they’re afraid, or feel like they don’t know enough. It’s not that they don’t have contact with non-believers. It’s because they don’t feel like their life reflects the life of a Christian.
They’re ashamed of they way they act and live. They know that they’re not following God’s directions.
That’s where the “breastplate of righteousness” comes in. We’re to put that on on a daily basis. Every morning.
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The armored breastplate protected the soldier’s heart. We are to protect our hearts with righteousness each and every day so when we face the enemy, usually temptation, we are protected. We have a defensive shield. We’re clothed with the righteousness of Christ.
Sanctification: the process of growing in holiness – growing in Christ. Becoming in practice what you already are in position. We became sanctified when Christ died and took our sins away.
Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. ~Philippians 1:27
…and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. ~Ephesians 4:24
…having on the breastplate of righteousness ~Ephesians 6:14 kjv
Wear righteousness every day of the week not just Sundays. Each morning, ask WWJD?, what would Jesus do to protect himself from the world – he’d wear the breastplate of righteousness – all day long.