“I am overwhelmed with joy in the Lord my God! For he has dressed me with the clothing of salvation and draped me in a robe of righteousness. I am like a bridegroom in his wedding suit or a bride with her jewels” (Isaiah 61:10, NLT).

English: A clothes merchant in Porto, Portugal

A clothes merchant (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The clothing industry is one of the biggest businesses in the world. From the manufacture of cloth, to designing and sewing, to marketing and selling, clothing the world employs a lot of people and takes a lot of energy. Whether we like it or not, how we dress projects an image (accurate or not) of who we are.

When we become new creatures in Christ, we are given a new set of clothing, more wonderful than any we have ever worn before. God himself clothes us with salvation and a robe of righteousness—the righteousness of Christ, which we share through the working of the Holy Spirit within us. The clothing we receive from God projects a new image, Christ’s image in us. We can never go wrong when we are dressed by God—it will never go out of style.