- Daily, remind yourself that your righteousness is based on Christ, not your own success or failure at being good.
- Protect your heart from lies of condemnation or disqualification, by wearing the breastplate of your righteous identity in Christ.
- Have bold confidence in every situation, because you carry the authority of Christ marked on your chest.
Stand firm then.... with the breastplate of righteousness in place.
2 Corinthians 6:7 (NIV)
...with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left
Colossians 3:1-4 (NIV)
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptised into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
1 Corinthians 1:30 (NIV)
It is because of [God] that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God – that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.
2 Corinthians 5:21 (NIV)
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Philippians 3:8-9 (NIV)
...that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ – the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.
Ephesians 1:18-19 (NIV)
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.
Ephesians 2:6 (NIV)
God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus