Thursday, July 05, 2012


“I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem" Job 29:14.
Crowns and royal jewels cannot be compared with sincerity in value because truth in you will make a heart after God's own likeness. Nothing can make you more like Him in the simplicity and purity of His nature. When Haman was asked what should be done to that man whom the king delighted to honor, he assumed the king referred to himself and flew as high as ambition would take him. When God gives you sincerity He clothes your soul with His own robes. "I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem Job 29:14.This robe of righteousness makes you a greater conqueror than Alexander, who overcame a world of men. But you have defeated a world of lust and devils.
Have you ever looked at a frog and felt thankful God created you a man instead of such an ugly creature? How much grateful should you be that He has changed you from the hypocrite you once were by nature into an upright Christian? Lactantius asked, "If a man would choose death rather than have the face and shape of a beast—even though he might keep the soul of man-- how much more miserable is it for the shape of a man to carry the heart of a beast?" The hypocrite is in the worst shape of all, for he carries a beastly heart in the disguise of a saint.
As we have noted before, sincerity shall not always keep you from stumbling or doubting-- but your blood covenant with Christ will preserve you from final apostasy. Because the supply of grace in your hand is small, it is easy to question your security. "Can these weak legs really bring me to my journey's end? Can these few pennies-- the little grace in my heart-- possible pay all the charges to heaven, the many temptations and expensive trials of faith?"
Quoted material from, ”The Christian in Complete Armour Daily Readings in Spiritual Warfare” by Gurnall and James S Bell.

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