My friend, Eulalia, wrote a song that repeats these words over and over again … Dressed In His Righteousness Alone! That song is on my heart today … “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name! On Christ, the Solid Rock, I stand! Dressed in His Righteousness Alone! Dressed In His Righteousness Alone!”
God offers us that we will be dressed in His righteousness alone. We, however, feel like we need benchmarks and check lists. We seek a law so that we can keep score; unknowingly separating ourselves from the unmerited favor of the LORD. And further, we have redefined a fall from grace to mean adultery, because this is more in line with our works baed, legalistic, self judging – view of our lives in Christ.
Sin is not the fall from grace! Self reliance is!
A fall from grace is a result of self righteousness!
I’m asking Our Father to help us, His children, be drawn to study His Word daily so that the lies we tell ourselves might be set straight! We are fooling ourselves into a belief that we are righteous, all the while stripping ourselves of the only righteousness that we can ever truly have. Our only confidence is in Christ’s shed blood! Almighty God, – help us to be satisfied with being dressed in Your righteousness alone. Help us to cherish this promise!