February 15, 2021

Day by Day with Martin Luther

Read: Exodus 39:1-40:38 Mark 1:1-28 Proverbs 9:11-12

“Christ is our Clothing”

“For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.”
[Galatians 3:27 ]

This is a spiritual putting-on in the conscience, and it happens when the souls receives Christ and all His righteousness as its own possession, and trusts and relies on this, as if it had done and merited this itself, just as a person is accustomed to receive his clothing. We will gladly hear that He is our clothing and mediates for us; but we so often are unwilling to tolerate it when He wants to cleanse us. It we want to be His clothing, then we must tolerate it when He wants to wash us; Christ will not go about in dirty clothing. Therefore, it is a good sign when He brings a little suffering and does not stop cleansing His clothing with this suffering. This is something we should think about.

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