Purpose of breastplate for Roman soldier: Guard vital organs, especially the heart. Righteous is acting in accord with divine/moral law: free from guilt/sin, morally right/justifiable. Purpose of Breastplate of Righteousness spiritually: Protects heart - Center of oneself (central part of soldiers armor)
- Proverbs 27:19(NKJ) heart of man reflects man
- Jeremiah 17:9(NAS) heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick
- Mark 7:21-23(NAS) out of the hearts of people, come the evil thoughts, acts of sexual immorality,…
- Luke 6:45(NAS) his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart
Righteousness rescues from death and trouble, will smooth his way. Righteousness acquired by faith or seen in faith, founded upon faith, ascribed to faith, recognized in faith.