oday’s Bible Teaching and the song is about righteousness. This is the 5th part in a series on the Armor of God. This far we have learned that we need to have the strength of Jesus to put on His Armor and that we will have His power which comes from His strength. We also learned that the belt of truth is the Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit because they are truth as the word says (read part 4 of this series if you have forgotten or if you do not understand), and because they are the truth you are secure in your walk and they will help you not trip or stumble.
“To Know Your Name” (Hill Song)
The precious blood of Jesus Christ redeems
Forgiven I’m alive, restored set free
Your Majesty resides inside of me
Forever I believe, forever I believe
Arrested by your truth and righteousness
Your grace has overwhelmed my brokenness
Convicted by your spirit, led by your word
Your love will never fail, your love will never fail
‘Cause I know you gave the world
Your only son for us
To know your name
To live within the saviour’s love and He took my place
Knowing He’d be crucified
And You loved, You loved
A people undeserving!
“Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness” (Eph. 6:14).
This part of the armour of a Roman soldier was generally made of a piece of iron or brass, and which particularly covered and protected the vital parts, such as the heart, lungs, and liver. A very important thing, then, was the “breast plate,” or piece of iron or brass, covering, as it did, the vital parts of the Roman soldier. Now, we have to ask ourselves, in connection with this, What is this? What have we for a breast-plate to protect us?
One or another says, we must live a righteous life. True, we have to seek to live a righteous life; but this is not the point here. It is this, that we seek continually, as poor weak sinners, to hide ourselves in the righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ.
In this spiritual conflict there is nothing so important, as that from the very beginning of the spiritual course, we begin as poor miserable sinners, trusting alone in the righteousness of Christ,—the righteousness which the Blessed One has wrought out for sinners, the righteousness in which alone we trust before God. This the only ground on which we expect God to help us, to answer our prayers, and deliver us from the difficulties with which we meet in our spiritual conflict.
George Muller