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Breastplate of Righteousness
Breastplate Of Righteousness

The Breastplate of Righteousness symbolizes the righteousness we receive by believing in Jesus Christ.

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The Breastplate of Righteousness guards our heart.

A wound to the chest can be fatal. That's why ancient soldiers wore a breastplate covering their heart and lungs. Our heart is susceptible to the wickedness of this world, but our protection is the Breastplate of Righteousness, and that righteousness comes from Jesus Christ. We cannot become righteous through our own good works. When Jesus died on the cross, his righteousness was credited to all who believe in him, through justification. God sees us as sinless because of what his Son did for us. Accept your Christ-given righteousness; Let it cover and protect you. Remember that it can keep your heart strong and pure for God.

Now let's fit our feet with the Gospel of Peace ...

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