Authority and Righteousness
You are at the beach … you are famished … you find a restaurant … you rush in … and then, you see a sign!
This message is clear!
To be accepted, you must be clothed according to the restaurant’s standard.
God also has a standard. But He makes it possible for you to be acceptable to him at all times when he gives you ‘righteousness as (your) clothing’ (Job 29:14). The word ‘righteousness, in its simplest form, means ‘right’ and ‘just’. The word also means ‘acquitted, vindicated.’ You faith in Christ enables God to regard you as righteous. He doesn’t see your sin any longer …. he sees you as clothed with the righteousness of Christ. You are therefore, acceptable and properly dressed to ‘come and dine.’
If you have struggled with feeling unworthy to be called ‘the righteousness of God’ (2 Corinthians 5:21), realise that this ‘clothing’ you were/are given is like a uniform in that ‘because it represents righteousness also carries authority.’
The Lord not only covered your past, but also gave you the authority over your future. With the ‘Breastplate of Righteousness’ (Ephesians 6:14), God gave you power over sin.
As a child of God, you have the righteousness of God. You have power!
You are His Beloved!
- Breastplate of Righteousness (shareaverse.wordpress.com)