Dress Like a King
Just hours after England’s three-year-old Prince George appeared at church for holiday services, the knee-length coat he was wearing was sold out. If you had been quick enough on the computer you too could have had your little boy dress like a prince for only $147.00.
Actually, we can do much better. All of us can dress like a king. Paul said, “Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 13:14. Apparently Paul liked this illustration because he used it in two of his other letters – once to the Colossians and once to the Galatians. Paul liked nice clothes for what could be nicer than, “Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” Colossians 3:12
That’s a very chic wardrobe. You can go to the closet and say, “What shall I wear today? Compassion? Hum, I think today I will wear patience.” Well, that will not work. You don’t have to choose, you just wear them all and you will be the best dressed person in the world. You will be ripe for the cover of all or any fashion magazine because these are timeless classics that never go out of style.
Paul said to the Galatians, “For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.” 3:27 It is exciting to think that we can wear the righteousness of Christ. All of the blunders, stupidity and deliberate acts will no longer matter because in Christ we are as perfect as He is perfect. I wish that meant we would no longer do all the blunders, stupidity and deliberate acts. It doesn’t. It means we are legally covered as long as we are committed to growing in Him.