“having put on the breastplate of righteousness,” Ephesians 6:16b
Notice how these pieces of armor say “put on”? It is up to us to put it on. In the case of the breastplate, we’ve been gifted by God with His Righteousness. The Great Exchange: He took our unrighteousness and gave us His righteousness. Our job is to believe it and receive it!
“He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21 Holman
That’s who you really are!
Parting words: Remember, the breastplate protects the heart. That’s the one thing we are exhorted in Scripture to guard above all else.
“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” Proverbs 4:23 NLT