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Breastplate of Righteousness

Verses about the Breastplate of Righteousness for practical application in prayer.

Righteousness is an important concept that we can find throughout the Bible. It is a quality that not only describes the nature of God but also the character of those who follow Him. Simply put, righteousness refers to living in a way that is right according to God's standards. In this post, we will look at 20 verse from the NLT.

"For the Lord is righteous, he loves justice; the upright will see his face." - Psalm 11:7 (NLT)

This verse reminds us that righteousness is an essential aspect of God's character. He loves justice and expects his people to live according to the same principles.

"But as for me, I will be vindicated and will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness." - Psalm 17:15 (NLT)

David, the author of this psalm, is confident in his righteousness and his hope of seeing God face-to-face one day.

"The Lord detests the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue righteousness." - Proverbs 15:9 (NLT)

God always favors those who seek righteousness over those who choose wickedness.

"The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day." - Proverbs 4:18 (NLT)

This verse describes how the righteous grow and develop in their faith, becoming increasingly bright and shining as they walk with God.

"Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil." - Proverbs 15:16 (NLT)

Righteousness and contentment in the Lord are far more valuable than worldly possessions.

"The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble." - Psalm 9:9 (NLT)

Those who trust in God have a sure foundation of righteousness that they can always turn to.

"Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand." - Isaiah 64:8 (NLT)

This verse acknowledges that it is God who shapes us and molds us into the righteous people He wants us to be.

"It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights." - Psalm 18:32-33 (NLT)

God is the one who gives us strength to resist temptation and stay on the path of righteousness.

"The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing." - Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT)

God delights in His children when they seek righteousness and His presence.

"Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God." - Matthew 19:24 (NLT)

This verse cautions us about the dangers of wealth and how it can distract us from the way of righteousness.

"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." - Matthew 6:33 (NLT)

When we put God and righteousness first, He takes care of our needs and desires.

"The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern." - Proverbs 29:7 (NLT)

Part of being righteous is showing compassion and generosity towards those in need.

"I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes." - Romans 1:16 (NLT)

Those who seek righteousness have no need to be ashamed of their faith, for it is the very power of God.

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 6:23 (NLT)

The opposite of righteousness is sin, which ultimately leads to death. But through Jesus, we can have eternal life.

"But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify." - Romans 3:21 (NLT)

This verse reminds us that even in the Old Testament, righteousness was always part of God's plan.

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." - 1 John 1:9 (NLT)

Even when we fall short of righteousness, we can always turn to God for forgiveness and cleansing.

"But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God." - John 3:21 (NLT)

When we live in righteousness, we have nothing to hide and can always stand in the light of God's presence.

"So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him." - Hebrews 9:28 (NLT)

The sacrifice of Jesus is what makes righteousness possible for us, and we wait for His second coming with eager anticipation.

"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen." - Ephesians 4:29 (NLT)

This verse shows how righteousness has a practical application in our daily lives, as we use our words to build up others rather than tearing them down.

"Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God." - 2 Corinthians 7:1 (NLT)

As we pursue righteousness, we must be willing to eliminate anything from our lives that may get in the way of our relationship with God.

These 20 Bible verses from the NLT show us that righteousness is not just an abstract concept, but a practical way of living that we can embody in our everyday lives. They also point us to the source of all righteousness, which is God Himself. Through seeking Him and His ways, we can become the people He created us to be and experience the blessings of righteousness.


Reflection Questions

How does righteousness act as a breastplate that protects our hearts and minds from evil influences?

How has embracing this concept helped you overcome temptation and spiritual attacks?

How can wearing the "Breastplate of Righteousness" help strengthen your faith? In what ways has doing so helped you become more faithful in your Christian walk?

What does the "Breastplate of Righteousness" mean to you personally?

Do you think that it is important to be clothed in righteousness in order to live a meaningful life?

How has wearing the "Breastplate of Righteousness" impacted your relationship with God?

What advice would you give to someone trying to put on the “Breastplate of Righteousness” for the first time?

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