Imagine an audience with Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, the late Lady Diana, or Prince Phillip. We prepare thoroughly for the visit. We spare no expense. We learn the proper protocols and etiquette. We never think of presenting ourselves improperly to royalty.
What about a reception with the greatest of Kings, the God of the universe? Here too there is proper protocol. There are certain rules for entering into the presence of this great King. In addition, you must be properly attired.
The path into God’s throne room is through Christ. Jesus says, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me” (John 14:6). We must accept the love of God and trust in the sacrificial death of Christ. “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). The protocol is faith and trust in Christ.
What about our clothing? “All our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment” (Isaiah 64:6). Christ lived a perfect life on behalf of people like you and me. He makes us presentable to God. When we trust in Christ’s perfect life, we may declare, “He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness” (Isaiah 61:10). Our new clothing is the righteousness of Christ.
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