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“I will rejoice greatly in the Lord, my soul will exult in my God; for He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels” (Isaiah 61:10).

Clothing is used throughout scripture as a metaphor for the work of salvation God is accomplishing, and is a symbolic representation of purity and righteousness. For example, the apostle Paul utilizes this imagery in the idea of “putting on” and “putting off.” Positively, we “put on” Christ (Gal.3:27), the new self (Col.3:10), the armor of light (Rom.13:12), and the imperishable (1 Cor.15:33). Negatively, we are called to “put off” the old self, falsehood, the works of darkness, all malice and deceit. If we are going to dress daily, we must daily commit to the right dress.

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