Wear God’s righteousness like a robe

Isaiah61:10 the prophet uses an image to speak of God’s righteousness (also 2 Cor. 5:21; Job 29:14; Rev. 19:8):

“For he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.”

God’s righteousness is a powerful image of God covering people with his righteousness, which is compared to a robe. We can wear God’s righteousness like a robe. Allowing his robe of righteousness wrap around you is like allowing the Lord love you. No more having to try to earn your righteousness by being better. God’s salvation and righteousness doesn’t work that way. God wants us to be so comfortable and secure in God’s righteousness that it should feel like we are wearing it like our own clothes. Wear God’s righteousness like your everyday clothing, like blue jeans and your favourite piece in your wardrobe.

Isaiah’s image means that the Lord’s righteousness sits as beautiful and naturally as a garland or crown on your head, or like jewels that signifies how you are loved and significant you are. What makes us regal and sons and daughters of God is not our own human strength. It’s about God and his righteousness. When we truly believe it and practice it in our daily lives, it can transform your outlook on life. Why?

1/ God’s righteousness erases your guilt and shame and you won’t need to care about the accuser who wants to lay more guilt, and sin on your conscience.

2/ You don’t need to prove to be someone you are not. You don’t need to pretend because God loves you and accepts you just as you are. Total acceptance. God’s grace and mercy is sufficient for you and you know it.

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Author: K.A. Sam

Kevin is a follower of Jesus, a husband and a father. Hobbies include coffee, biking, blogging theologizing, practical ministry, and pondering about world affairs.

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