‘…having put on the breastplate of righteousness…’ (Ephesians 6:14)
No matter how strong a faith we may have, or how devoted we may be, there is none of us righteousness in the eyes of God – not by our own merits. We see this clearly in Paul’s letter to the Romans where he talks of justification through faith and the gift of righteousness that we receive from Jesus Christ. Our breastplate of righteousness, therefore, comes through faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour. If we allow that faith to dwell in our hearts and souls and guide us in all we do, then through Christ we are justified and deemed righteous in the eyes of God and that breastplate of righteous will enable us to face up to any and all wickedness that comes our way.
If there is any interest I’m looking to start a Zoom Bible discussion evening in the next few weeks. My plan would be to discuss the Bible passages that we looked at on the previous Sunday and just have a discussion about them in a bit more detail and end with 5 minutes or so of prayer. If you are interested please email me : Andrew.Graham@churchofscotland.org.uk I would need your email details to send you the Zoom link for you to join in. Each session would be no more than 40 minutes, as that’s the time limit I have on my zoom account, and could be on either an afternoon or evening.