Dirty Laundry

Consider the lilies, how they grow. They don't toil, neither do they spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if this is how God clothes the grass in the field, which today exists, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith? Luke 12:27 WEB

God made Adam and Eve clothing in Genesis 3:21 right after they had broken the only commandment that He had given them. Parents are funny like that. Children can misbehave, fail to listen, cry, whine and complain, and want anything that is bad for them. Yet the parents will still clothe them in the very best garments that they can afford because in the end, they love them.

The Lord Jesus was crucified so that He could clothe us in righteousness. He put on our dirty sin-covered clothing at the cross, and clothed us in His gleaming white robe of righteousness. Jesus died on the cross while spiritually wearing the sin of the universe and when we make Him Lord of our life, we put on His gleaming white robe of righteousness. Jesus gave us a fresh start, a new beginning, an undo button called 'Repentance' that removes our sin from us.

'Come now, and let's reason together,' says Yahweh: 'Though your sins are as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool' (Isaiah 1:18).

No matter what you have done today, God loves you and He wants to take care of His child. He has provided you with new clothing and taken your past away with all of its dirty laundry. Your checkered past only exists in your memories, not His. Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future.

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for letting me wake up again today. Thank You for the clothes that I have to wear. You have taken care of me and brought me this far, and for that I am truly thankful. Please open the doors that You want me to step through and fulfill Your will in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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