Carey Lewis Devotions
Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
The Right Clothes (Part 1)
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord. My soul shall be joyful in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness.
Isaiah 61:10 (NKJV)
How much time do you spend shopping for clothes? How much money? What about dressing in the morning? Do you ever try on more than one outfit searching for the right one? Undeniably, having on the right clothes makes you feel better... for a little while.

What about putting on a garment that will make you feel like a million dollars every day? What if someone else paid for it?

Jesus paid the bill for the garments of salvation. Now, He produces and directs the ultimate fashion show. What do His outfits look like? There's no one style. Whether in a business suit or jeans and sneakers, His people are dressed for success.

They walk in joy.

As an added value, the garment of salvation includes a bonus: the robe of righteousness. It's an individually tailored coat, and it fits you perfectly. It looks undeniably fabulous and never wears out. In fact, it gets better with age. Splashed by some mud? Fall into a pit? Hit by a flying tomato? No problem. The robe of righteousness covers everything. The downside?

Some people will be jealous. They will hassle you. They will try to make you think that you're not dressed appropriately. They want you to 'get down and dirty' with them. They may even try to steal your clothes. Of course, that won't be possible. You would have to take them off yourself. And you won't.

Therefore, wear God's garments with exuberance. Give full credit to the Tailor (God) and the Buyer (Jesus).

When people ask, 'How do you always look so good?' tell them where you shop.

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"I labored, yet not I. By the grace of God, I am what I am, and do what I do' (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:10). I love God's Word. As a late-in-life committed Christian with no Bible training prior to age 51, some people wonder how I'm qualified to write devotions. I wonder that, too. But God loves children and fools for Him. I am both. Ghost Writer? God.

Carey Lewis

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