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Righteousness of God by Faith

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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What do we as Christians do when we face spiritual depression, and our feelings and emotions we once had forsake us? How do we react when we are unsure in our Christianity and are filled with doubts and questions? The answer to these lies in Ephesians 6:14, where we are told to put on the breastplate of righteousness. How exactly does this breastplate of righteousness help us when we go through times like these? Listen as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones speaks on the importance of putting on the breastplate of righteousness and how it protects us from the lies of the devil. Rather than relying on our feelings and our own works to feel secure in our salvation, the breastplate of righteousness reminds us that it is the righteousness of Christ through faith that saves us. When we are unsure and full of doubts during the dry seasons of life, we can lean upon the righteousness of God for strength as we wait on and rest in him. As believers, it is essential for us to put on the breastplate of righteousness because it will carry us through any forsaken feelings, questions, or doubts we have, and keep us safe.

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.