I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For He has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of His righteousness, as a bride groom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
That was Isaiah 61:10. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, it’s like we’re putting on these “garments of salvation” and this “robe of righteousness”.
People can’t physically see our “garment of salvation” or our “robe of righteousness”, but they do see it in another way. They see it in the way we act, in the words we say, in the way we treat others. Basically, they see it in the way we live our lives as Christians. Once knowing this, it can seem like a really big burden. The truth is, it would be–but it doesn’t have to be. We need to ask God to help us walk according to His Word and bring glory to Him.
This may sound overwhelming, and you may be thinking that this isn’t something a teenager should worry about. But it’s actually another one of those things that we really shouldn’t be putting off until adulthood. This is something we can be doing now. When people see your example, they’ll wonder what makes you different. And if they ask, what do you tell them? Say that you’re just living the way God wants you to. It’s not bragging. It’s pointing the spotlight away from you and toward what matters most of all: God. We can share the Gospel by simply doing this. It’s no little thing, but it isn’t impossible either. Don’t be afraid to show people your garments of salvation!
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