Clothed

Strength and honor are her clothing; she shall rejoice in time to come. Proverbs 31:25 NKJV

Why didn’t the write say “strength and honor are hers”? Why did he add “clothing”? There are at least two reasons which come to mind as we meditate on this verse.

1. Clothing is a cover. We use it to cover our bodies. It protects our fragile bodies from elements like sun, wind, rain, and snow. Without our clothing we would wither burn terribly from the scorning sun or freeze in the wind, rain or snow.

2. Clothing is something we decide to put on. It won’t just fly up and cover us. No, it requires us to select the appropriate garment for the season we’re in. In summer time, shorts and halter top may be all we need. While in winter time multiple layers like thermal underwear, pants, shirt, sweater, and out jacket may be needed. Most of us in America are fortunate to have a choice of clothing. We may have several items to select from and it’s our choice what we wear.

In our spiritual life, it is the same way. When we choose to accept Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, He clothes us with His righteousness as a covering. Only Jesus’ righteousness can protect us from judgment to com and the temptations of sin. In order to receive the benefits of Christ’s righteousness we first must choose His way instead of our own. When we do will rejoice in time to come just as Proverbs 31 woman did.

Lord Jesus, only your righteousness counts for anything in the heavenly relm. Help us accept you as our Lord and Savior that we might be clothed in your righteousness and able to stand before Father God one day. Thank you for your sacrifice to cleanse us from all our sin. In your precious name we pray Amen.

© Elizabeth Marks, author of ThinkOnIt Devotions and has a heart for encouraging others with God’s Word. For more devotions, bible studies and a recommended book store, visit http://www.ThinkOnItDevotions.com today.

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