I read this note in a devotional (Jesus Calling) this morning: “Remember that I have clothed you in My righteousness”
Remember that God sees you as washed clean, in effect robed in a spotless garment, a wedding garment if you will, that Christ put on you when you accepted Christ as Savior.
Isaiah 61:10 (ESV) I will greatly rejoice in the LORD; my soul shall exult in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
Matthew 22:11-14 (ESV) “But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment. And he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ For many are called, but few are chosen.”
Isaiah 64:6 (NKJV) But we are all like an unclean thing, And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; We all fade as a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, Have taken us away.
Jesus tells this parable for one purpose – to tell the Pharisees that their righteousness is as the filthy rags of the man who came into the wedding feast but refused the beautiful wedding garment (Christ) offered by the King (God).
And what is worse is that they missed the types and shadows of the tabernacle.
Poles to carry the ark and many of the other implements were made of acacia wood (type for common) and overlaid with gold (God made them righteous).
Exodus 25:13 (ESV) You shall make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.
Stop thinking that you have to be good enough to get to God. Turn to God, He will clothe you with His righteousness.
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