it’s at. It is when the word becomes part of our everyday life. It is not a burden to live truthful but a blessing. (Eph 4.25 put off falsehood)

Is truth, integrity, honesty part of your walk with Christ. Are you facing difficult times in the spiritual struggle? Maybe it is time to tighten you belt. R Kent hughes had a very strong point made with very few words. “A truthful life is never and accident”

2) The breastplate of righteousness

The breastplate whether leather, plate, or mail was designed to protect the vital organs from short sword thrusts especially the heart.

We replace our filthy rags of so called good deeds, and being a good person when we receive Jesus Christ by faith, and replace them with God’s righteous breastplate.

2 Corinthians 5.21 “God made him who knew no sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God” The grand theological term for this is imputed righteousness. It is given to you not acquired by you.

I have to say it again. There are not secret formulas, or super Christians. There is a dependence on God that leads to us experiencing His righteousness.

There is devouring his word to fill our minds and souls with His truth.

Conclusion: Do you even realize that even now a spiritual battle is being fought? God wants some of you to come and lay your filthy rags at His feet and allow Him to place his belt of truth and breastplate of righteousness on you.

Others of you have his righteousness but need to cinch up your belt. You know the truth but God is clearly calling you to live the truth. To truth in love.