THE SURE ARMOUR (1) 2 Corinthians 1:7-11
“Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;”(Ephesians 6:14)
Life is full of complex challenges which can be overwhelming. These challenges have frustrated some people to the extent that they despair of life itself leading them to take drugs, join the occult or even commit suicide all in a bid to “escape” the reality of life’s problems. Our Lord Jesus Christ did not say we would be immune from trials and tribulations in life (John 16:33) rather He provided us with the sure armour with which we can confront and triumph over everything the enemy throws at us. To help us be triumphant, Ephesians 6:14 introduces two important components of our armour: (Truth and Righteousness
A life of truth is a transparent and honest life that is based on the word of God (John 17:17) Living a life of truth is powerful (2 Corinthians 4:2) When you hide a lie, the devil will have foothold in your life with which to afflict you (John 8:44) Read what Jesus said in John 14:30. Thank God that Jesus had truth in His armour and there was no lie in Him. No wonder that He declared to Pilate that truth was the purpose of His life. (John 18:37) (2) The breastplate of righteousness is another critical part of our armour (2 Corinthians 6: 7) “By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left.”
Righteousness is a gift that puts us in right standing with God and produces a life of uprightness in us (Romans 5:17; Ephesians 4:24)
PRAYER LINE: I pray that you will never be overwhelmed by the challenges of life in Jesus’ Name.
Are truth and righteousness part of your armour today? (O.H)