I delight greatly in the Lord;
my soul rejoices in my God.
For he has clothed me with garments of salvation
and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness… Is. 61:10a
When we invite Jesus Christ into our hearts and ask Him to be the Lord of all, He clothes us with His righteousness. A costly gift – for free!
Please don’t miss this: righteous, made right with Him, isn’t our own doing. We will never deserve or do anything to earn it. Righteousness comes entirely by God’s design. His plan of salvation paid for our righteousness.
Let that sink in for a minute. Nothing we’ve done or could ever do earns an iota of righteousness in the Bank of Heaven!
Here lately, many of us walk through the hall of our home to our office. Some of us may go out to work, to school, to the grocery store, or to church. And, we’re dressed for the occasion. When we’re fortunate enough to stay home, we can relax in our jammies a little longer. But going out of the house necessitates a different type of attire.
An invitation to dinner or to a party might again mean a different type of clothing. So, we dress for those occasions. And that’s a good thing! 🙂
But God never changes. He wraps us in an amazing wardrobe through the shed blood of Jesus Christ!
Our enemy, the devil, has many tactics but only one mission: to kill, steal, and destroy.
Today, if you’re questioning your righteousness, please recognize the deceiver’s whispers and menacing words. He’s happiest when you doubt what you have in Christ Jesus. Flick him off like the parasite he is!
Here are a few verses from God’s word to bless and encourage us as we meditate on Him.
I put on righteousness as my clothing… (Job 29:14a, NIV)
He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. (1 Peter 2:24, NIV)
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21, NIV)
This song, Build My Life sung by Housefires, emphasizes the righteousness of the Lord. I pray you enjoy it.
Written by Amre Cortadino
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