Listen to today’s devo!

For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness. (Isa. 61:10)

“I have nothing to wear.” That ridiculous thought goes through my head almost every morning when I stand in my overflowing closet trying to decide what to wear. And I’m not alone. The average person will spend a total of six months of his or her life deciding what to wear.

Not long ago I was able to attend a touring Broadway performance of My Fair Lady. In one particular scene the main character, Eliza Doolittle, was preparing to attend a ball. When she stepped onto the stage, she was dressed in the most beautiful gown. It dazzled and sparkled from every angle.

Yet the contents of our closets, even the most beautiful gowns, hold no comparison to what we are clothed in through Christ. This passage in Isaiah is the same passage that Jesus read in the synagogue when he said, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing” (Luke 4:21). We could never earn our salvation or achieve his righteousness on our own. It was necessary for Christ to come and fulfill this prophecy from Isaiah so that we can live in freedom today.

We may still stand in our closets wondering what to put on our physical bodies, but if we are in Christ Jesus, we will never have to wonder about our spiritual garments, for we are clothed in more splendor than we can imagine.

Give praise to God for your salvation and his righteousness.

Deborah Rhodes is co-lead pastor of Parkside [Wesleyan] Church in Greenville, South Carolina. She is passionate about studying and teaching God’s Word.

© 2020 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.