Action: Clothe

READ: “Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh to arouse its desires” Rom 13.14.

THINK: We clothe the body to cover its nakedness, and we clothe ourselves, figuratively speaking, with Christ’s spirit. It is “to be characterized by the named quality or attribute” (S.K. Williams, Galatians, 105), a common figure in the OT, Psa 93.1; Prov 31.25; Isa 52.1. In the NT, the language belongs to Paul, Rom 13.12; Eph 4.24; Col 3.12, 14, similar to the expression of “wearing the shirt” of a sports team. We assume the attitudes of home to whom we have been united, Gal 3.27.

ACT: In all your actions, behave according to the Lord Jesus.

PRAY: Father, may people recognize me by the clothing of Christ that I wear.

ASK: Does the clothing of Christ show who I am?

J. Randal Matheny

Be pithy.

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