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Ephesians 6:14 – “Stand firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS,”

“Acting in accord with divine or moral law: free from guilt or sin” is the definition of righteous. I read those words, and I can’t help but think “what an empowering feeling it is to act in accord with divine or moral law, to be free from guilt or sin”. It would give you a confidence, a sure and purposeful feeling.

I think of Superman (yes, believe it or not, I do have a life outside of comic books, but follow me here…). Whenever you saw Superman on a magazine cover or TV, it was usually in the pose of strong defender: standing tall, confident, in the protective, “super-heroic” stance (chest stuck out, hands on hips, immovable, invincible). You knew that nothing would stop him from protecting people, striving for truth and justice. Having been raised by the Kents, he was grounded in a good moral foundation.

As Christians, we too, are grounded in a good moral foundation…the ultimate foundation, actually…the Cornerstone, Jesus Christ. No, He doesn’t wear a super-suit, but He is our ultimate Defender, our Advocate, our Shepherd. Only in Him, living in accordance with His divine law, can we be free from guilt and sin. That’s how it feels to put on that “breastplate of righteousness”.

We may not “leap tall buildings in a single bound”…but all Jesus asks us to do, is go in His Name, and make disciple makers. If we try to do that on our own, you might as well try to “run faster than a speeding bullet”! But when we let go, and let God, and put on that “breastplate of righteousness”…you’ll be amazed at how He can use you!

Have a blessed day!

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