Read: Job 29:14 & Ephesians 4:22
I put on righteousness as my clothing. Job 29:14
While most men don’t spend a lot of time worrying with their outer appearance, I have noticed that practically without fail, men leave the house with clothes on. In the few cases where someone would leave home without any clothes on, we would say that person is off their rocker. Putting clothes on is considered the acceptable, normal, everyday thing to do.
How many men think of their daily time with God as absolutely essential part of their clothing? Just as we put on a garment of clothing, we are to clothe ourselves in righteousness each morning. Ephesians 4:22 says, “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” Every day we put off the old and put on the new. While this doesn’t mean that somehow we must reinitiate a relationship with Jesus every day, it does mean that each day we refresh our relationship with Him. When we daily engage in the act of repentance and renewal we will continue to become more like Jesus.
Repentance and renewal are a result of daily time in God’s Word and in prayer. Leaving the house without your quiet time would be like leaving the house naked. Crazy!