Clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 13:14
Looking for a new shirt? How about a pair of beautifully ripped jeans? Wouldn’t it be nice to throw out those nasty shoes and trade ‘em in for a new pair? What would it be — new sport shoes, some classy dress shoes, or the latest kicks just for show?
Once you get that new pair of shoes, you know what to do with them. It doesn’t take long before you are showing them to the world. How did you get so good at putting your shoes on? Well, you do it every day…
We are told in the Bible to put some clothes on. Now, these clothes never wear out, and they never go out of style. They are custom made for you. Think of the confidence you would have walking around in this new wardrobe.
Romans 13:14 says to “clothe yourself with Jesus.” Denim and buttons are not needed. We are to put Him on. What does that look like? And how do we put Jesus on?
We get a clearer view of “Jesus clothes” as we look at his character. Clothing ourselves with Jesus really means to put on his character. In the coming days we will look at his character and how to clothe ourselves with it. When we intentionally act as Jesus acts, we are actually putting Jesus on us.
It’s one thing to know what Jesus is like… to know what his clothes look like. But, it’s another thing to put on the clothes. In other words, clothes don’t just jump on you. You have to get dressed. Just because you read the Bible or go to church doesn’t mean you will look like Jesus.
You have to practice putting your clothes on. How did you become an expert in putting your pants on? You have done it almost every day of your life. So too, you can become an expert in clothing yourself with Jesus - in looking like him, sounding like him, smelling like him.
Are you ready to get dressed? Do you want to look like Jesus, act like Jesus? Ready to practice putting your clothes on?
Click on "Comments" below and write out a simple prayer telling Jesus that you are ready to practice putting Him on. Ask for his help. Thank him for giving you beautiful new clothes to wear.
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