Satan is fighting for our hearts. His weapons are temptation and sin. He wants us to live in sin. When we sin, we lose. So can’t let Satan get to our hearts. We have to fight to protect our hearts. In order to do that we must wear the armor God gives us.
In addition to having the belt of TRUTH, we are to “put on the breastplate of RIGHTEOUSNESS” (Ephesians 6:14b).
We fight against sin by living in righteousness. We are not to be overcome by evil but are to overcome evil with good (Romans 12:21). God calls us to abandon the side of sin and instead live on His side. He calls us away from the forces of darkness to come into His marvelous light. We are to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33).
Satan is throwing all kinds of temptations at us in an attempt to get us to sin. Satan wants us to live a life of unrighteousness without considering the consequences. But sin leads to death (Romans 6:23). If we choose to sin then Satan wins. We have to choose righteousness. To live God’s way. We are to have righteousness in our hearts. If we live a righteous life then we will be protected from sin. We will be able to overcome the devil and all his schemes.
Put on righteousness. Live in righteousness. Don’t give up. Don’t give in to sin. Don’t let Satan win! Protect your heart with all that is good and right in the eyes of God.