Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, Ephesians 6:14
The breastplate is an incomplete name.
It covers the heart and lungs,
But also the stomach and liver,
Kidneys and intestines.
The way we process everything we take in
All of it
Must be covered and protected by righteousness.
Our ability to persevere.
Covered and protected by righteousness.
Otherwise we end up
Take up the breastplate
Don’t take it off.