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Looking Unto Jesus

Book of Ephesians

A Sermon on Ephesians 6:14

Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, (ESV)

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Christians live in a daily battle where the devil is continuously trying to entice us to disobedience and sin. How then do we stand against the enticements that seem to forever be in our path? Listen as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones dives into the answer to this question using Ephesians 6:14, revealing that the breastplate of righteousness is the only thing that can protect us. Dr. Lloyd-Jones explains how putting on the breastplate of righteousness means looking to Jesus and following his example. It is through taking our eyes off the enticements of the devil and turning them on to Jesus that we can be victorious. As Christians, it is our job to follow the example of our Savior, and the breastplate of righteousness is what helps us do this by reminding us that Jesus has imputed and imparted his righteousness to us. During our hardest trials and temptations, we can be comforted by the fact that Jesus also faced the same temptations, and can be encouraged by the example of obedience, humility, and surrender that Jesus gave us to follow. So let us face the devil by putting on the breastplate of righteousness and following Jesus’ example.

Additional Scripture Translations

Ephesians 6:14, New American Standard Bible

14Stand firm therefore, having belted your waist with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

Ephesians 6:14, King James Version

14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.