Ezekiel 16:10

“I clothed thee also with broidered work, and shod thee with
       badgers’ skin, and I girded thee about with fine linen, and I
       covered thee with silk.” 
              — Ezekiel 16:10

See with what matchless generosity the Lord provides for his people’s
apparel. They are so arrayed that the divine skill is seen producing an
unrivalled broidered work, in which every attribute takes its part and
every divine beauty is revealed. No art like the art displayed in our
salvation, no cunning workmanship like that beheld in the righteousness
of the saints. Justification has engrossed learned pens in all ages of
the church, and will be the theme of admiration in eternity. God has
indeed “curiously wrought it.” With all this elaboration there is
mingled utility and durability, comparable to our being shod with
badgers’ skins. The animal here meant is unknown, but its skin covered
the tabernacle, and formed one of the finest and strongest leathers
known. The righteousness which is of God by faith endureth for ever,
and he who is shod with this divine preparation will tread the desert
safely, and may even set his foot upon the lion and the adder. Purity
and dignity of our holy vesture are brought out in the fine linen. When
the Lord sanctifies his people, they are clad as priests in pure white;
not the snow itself excels them; they are in the eyes of men and angels
fair to look upon, and even in the Lord’s eyes they are without spot.
Meanwhile the royal apparel is delicate and rich as silk. No expense is
spared, no beauty withheld, no daintiness denied.

What, then? Is there no inference from this? Surely there is gratitude
to be felt and joy to be expressed. Come, my heart, refuse not thy
evening hallelujah! Tune thy pipes! Touch thy chords!

“Strangely, my soul, art thou arrayed
By the Great Sacred Three!
In sweetest harmony of praise
Let all thy powers agree.”

On this day...

  1. November 22, 2010

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