Do you wear filthy robes – or have you been beautified with rich robes of forgiveness?
Sin is horrible. Heinous.
No matter what “grade” or degradation level we try to label it:
1I can deal with that/ 2not really all that bad/
Source: My Heinous Heinous Ways
However, sin is not the problem: Jesus got that covered at the cross. The only problem is: your wild and wayward heart.
Do you know what God is offering?
When we turn to Christ in repentance, He Himself declares us forgiven, forever clean in the sight of the Judge of the Universe. In that moment in time – we become His children. As we follow Him, we will sin more on this earth, but His grace covers His children. We are declared forgiven by the saving grace of God. – Source: God’s System of Justice
to be taken away from you,
will clothe and beautify you
with rich robes [of forgiveness].
– Zechariah 3:verse 4
…like the piglet
that suckles with the kitten’s mother cat.
The piglet thinks he’s
because he likes the milk.
But he’s only a pig, not a cat.
*See Hebrews 3 & 4 in: It is what it is
A growing number of so-called “Christians” are following their own beliefs – not the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Are you truly following the real Jesus, or merely really really liking the church experience?
I for one do not want to arrive in God’s Courts with filthy rags on, stinking of sin – before the God of the Universe. How ’bout you?
God takes care of sinners (…who come to Him in repentence)
Joshua, the High Priest
3 Then the guiding angel showed me Joshua the high priest [representing disobedient, sinful Israel] standing before the [a]Angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at Joshua’s right hand to be his adversary and to accuse him. 2 And the Lord said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you, Satan! Even the Lord, who [now and ever] has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is this not a [b]log snatched and rescued from the fire?” 3 Now Joshua was clothed with [c]filthy (nauseatingly vile) garments and was standing before the Angel [of the Lord]. 4 He spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, “Remove the filthy garments from him.” And He said to Joshua, “See, I have caused your wickedness to be taken away from you, and I will clothe and beautify you with rich robes [of forgiveness].” 5 And I (Zechariah) said, “Let them put a clean turban on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him with [rich] garments. And the Angel of the Lord stood by.
- See: Penalty vs Effect.