Dressed in Faith

21 and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform 22 Therefore it was also credited to him as righteousness. 23 Now not for his sake only was it written that it was credited to him, 24 but for our sake also, to whom it will be credited, as those who believe in Him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead …   (Romans 4).

I don’t know about the rest of you, but to me there’s just something really special about wearing new clothes for the first time.  You’ve taken care to pick them out at the store, and then when you get home perhaps you even lay them out the night before — all set to wear them the next day.  And then the next day comes and you put them on.  It just feels good, doesn’t it?

The words “fully assured” come from two words: pleres (fully) and phoreo (constantly wear or bear, as in clothing).  Thus, Abraham “dressed himself constantly” with faith that God was able to do that which He had promised.  So, to be “fully assured” is to be “fully dressed in faith” — to have yourself covered with faith.

Is it any wonder then that garments of salvation and robes of righteousness (Isaiah 61:10) accompany those who are “fully dressed in faith”?  Yes, God dresses those dressed in faith with salvation and righteousness.

Lord, as we don our clothes This Day, thank You that we are already fully dressed with Your salvation and righteousness.  Help us to be fully dressed with faith as well — fully assured that You are able to perform anything You desire through us.  Amen.