garments of salvation
61:10 garments of salvation. A beautiful Biblical metaphor for salvation is that of divinely provided clothing, such as that provided by God for Adam and Eve (Genesis 3:21). Man-made clothing is like their fig leaves (Genesis 3:7), and is no better than filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6). It is also pictured in the wedding garment which was essential for attendance at the prince’s wedding (Matthew 22:12-13). If we would participate in “the marriage of the Lamb,” we must be “arrayed in fine linen, clean and white…the righteousness of saints,” as provided by Christ (Revelation 19:7-8; Ephesians 2:10). We are exhorted even now to “put on thy beautiful garments” (Isaiah 52:1), and be prepared to come into the presence of our king.
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