Listen to today’s devo!

Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer. (Rev. 6:11)

“Who are you wearing?” Actors, performers, musicians, and other prominent celebrities are asked the question as they promenade into various events. The question signals that their luxurious clothes are not primarily for function nor style, but for status. Who one is wearing is more important than what one is wearing.

While the level of fame and fortune is different, I too have opened my closet, wondering, “What should I wear?” not out of lack, but abundance. While I will never be asked who I am wearing, I am still concerned with my clothes, presentation, and impressions. My dad understood the importance of clothes. He was not an arrogant man, but he wanted to make others proud to work with him and for him. He was honorable. When someone has honor, it naturally honors others. My dad dressed in an honoring way.

Clothing has often been connected to status and honor. Do you remember Joseph’s coat? Or the skins used to clothe the first man and woman? Do you recall when the prodigal son was given a beautiful ring and fine robe by his father? Note the clothing given in today’s passage. Those who have been discarded by the world, martyred for their faith, are given white robes. They may not have held status in the world, but to God they are honorable and pure, clothed in Christ’s abundance.

Set aside the status of the world and put on Christ!

Aaron Perry is married to Heather, and they have four children. He teaches at Wesley Seminary in Marion and is active in his local church's children’s ministry.

© 2022 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.