Theme For David Jeremiah Devotional 10 August 2019 – THE GARMENTS WE WEAR: TAKING OFF, PUTTING ON
Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering.
Recommended Reading: Colossians 3:9-10
Joseph had a watershed moment when the wife of Potiphar tempted him to commit sexual sin. She grabbed his cloak, but he slipped out of it, leaving it behind in order to escape her grasp. That was a watershed moment; a choice to leave behind an old, worn garment and put on the garment of God’s approval and blessing. Within a few years, Joseph was Pharaoh’s second in command. Elsewhere in the Bible, Paul uses the idea of “taking off” and “putting on” to describe the critical choices a Christian must make: putting off the garments of sin and putting on the garments of love and forgiveness (Colossians 3:8-12, NIV). Garments are a perfect image; taking off the old way of life and putting on the new.
Prepare today for tomorrow’s watershed moments. Be ready to put off the old ways of sin and put on the new life in Christ.
We should be always wearing the garment of praise, not just waving a palm-branch now and then.
Credit – David Jeremiah