“I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with jewels.” Isaiah 61:10
I love this verse because it shows how God spares no expense on us. How he takes everything to completion, looks at every detail, and gives us even more than we need. He’s a God of details, and a God who loves to lavish us sometimes simply because he’s crazy in love with us.
God could have stopped at the garments of salvation. It’s all we really need. His largest sacrifice fulfilled a necessity we never could have attained ourselves: eternity with him. And rather than letting us walk around with tattered souls, he made sure we were clothed with his perfect salvation.
But he didn’t simply want for us to wear those basic garments. He went on to add a robe of his righteousness. Rather than saving us with our sins intact, God desired to robe us with freedom. His righteousness is pure beauty, and it’s how he sees us.
And still he didn’t stop. Both of those coverings would have been more than enough, but then he added jewels. He is a God who loves to delight. Who always goes beyond what we could ask for or even imagine. Who lavishes blessings and beauty on us for one reason and one reason alone: he loves us.
We did nothing to deserve the garment of salvation. We have not earned the robe of righteousness. And we most definitely are not worthy of beautiful jewels…not on our own. But as his? Through him? In him? To him? Our worth is immeasurable because his love for us is incalculable. He’s in the big and the small of our lives. Every detail.
Lord, today we pray first that we can see your hand in every facet of our lives. Beyond that we pray we can accept your love and your desire to lavish that love on us. Help us to open our arms to your blessings. To see every way you pour into us. To feel the immense pleasure you have simply because we are yours. Impress on us today our immeasurable worth in you.
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