Dressing down

July 17, 2018
"I also clothed you with embroidered cloth and put sandals of porpoise skin on your feet; and I wrapped you with fine linen and covered you with silk … Thus you were adorned with gold and silver, and your dress was of fine linen, silk and embroidered cloth… And you took some of your clothes, made for yourself high places of various colors and played the harlot on them, which should never come about nor happen.” - EZEKIEL 16:10, 13, 16

In the beginning, God clothed our hearts in light. His holiness and wisdom were our garments, glimmering with His beauty.  When we rebelled against God, we ripped off the garments of glory and dressed down, exchanging the robes of light for rags of darkness. Yet we have a yearning for the bright garments, but want to design them ourselves. So we substitute glitter for glory, but glitter is useless without reflecting light and our garments remain dark.

Herod Agrippa dressed appropriately for his worst and last day. He swathed himself in a silvery robe, a cheap imitation of the garment of light and accepted the flattery that hailed him as a god. At that moment, the worms in his body penetrated vital organs and Herod collapsed into a putrid death.

When we receive Christ Jesus, we are “clothed” in Him. (GALATIANS 3:27) To be arrayed with Christ means the heart is dressed again with the garment of light!

Does darkness shroud your heart? Are you trying to substitute religious behavior, legalism, ritual and reputation for the garments of light? Ask God to strip off the darkness and robe your heart in His light.

Categories: Devotionals> Tags: Galatians, Ezekiel