Why? David tells us the Lord takes pleasure in His people by adorning and glorifying the meek and humble with salvation. (Ps. 149:4)
In His delight, He clothes a precious believer in a robe of spiritual refinement beyond compare, beautifying that soul with heavenly grace. One cannot work to purchase this robe or work to keep it, no matter how hard one tries.
This robe cannot be rented, and it cannot be put on lay-away. It cannot be tried on for a while and, then, taken off. It is a forever gift…but it was not free. It came with a great price tag to the Purchaser: the blood of Jesus.
And He did this just for you. Christ died to purchase your wedding garment. You cannot enter the heavenly wedding feast without it.
So, what are you to do with this gifted garment? How do you wear your regal robe of righteousness…
* with ease?
* inside out?
* upside down?
* thrown over your shoulder?
* casually tied around your waist?
* all rumpled and scrunched up?
* dragging it along the ground?
Crushed by their adulterous behavior and attitude, God said to His people, ‟You dragged your beauty through the mud.” (Ezek. 16:25a GNB)
Do you drag your robe of beauty through the mud of disobedience as Israel did? What do you do to de-beautify your robe? Do you hide your behavior beneath it? Do you trip over its luxurious folds to do something you shouldn’t?
Sometimes, that garment may make you uncomfortable. You may squirm beneath it or struggle to throw it off in misbehavior. You end up with it all scrunched up.
Maybe right now your robe feels scratchy like burlap. Or maybe it feels too tight. But once you relax in it, it will fall in velvety smooth folds of peace and joy around you. Twirl around in it and praise the Lord, for He has given you ‟the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.” (Is. 61:3 NKJV)
So, wherever you go, whatever you do, remind yourself you are clothed with Christ’s presence, with His garment of salvation and righteousness.
How are you wearing your precious garment? Is it all scrunched up?
Bio: At a time of physical upheaval in 2000, Lynn Mosher felt led of the Lord to take up her pen and write. With this new passion, she has embraced her mission to reach others through Christ-honoring literature, encouraging them in their walk and offering comfort through the written word. Lynn lives with her hubby (since 1966) in their Kentucky nest, emptied of three chicklets, and expanded by three giggly grand-chicklets, and an inherited dog. You can find out more about Lynn by visiting her websites, Heading Home and lynnmosher.com