Sam had been lost in the desert two days.
He was so weak he was crawling.

All of a sudden, out of nowhere, appeared a salesman.
Salesman, “Sir, would you like to buy a bowtie?”
Sam, “NO!”

After about another hour, another salesman appeared.
Salesman, “Sir, would you like to buy a bowtie?”
Sam, “NO!” and threw sand in disgust.

Then, he crawled into a beautiful oasis.
There was a motel.
He crawled up to the front entrance.
A huge guard stepped in his way.

Guard, “The gentleman may not enter without a BOWTIE!”

1 Cor 6:9-11
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

Isa 61:10
I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God;
for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness,
as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

Those who surrender to Jesus are “washed, ...sanctified, ...justified”! (1Cor. 6:11)
And, they who have surrendered to Christ have been “covered with the robe of righteousness”! (Is. 61:10 above)

You, Christian, were wandering alone in the desert of sin.
But the grace of God came to you in the Savior of God – Jesus.

Instead of selling you something by the law,
He CLOTHED you in His OWN righteousness.

You are “washed” NOW!
You are “sanctified” NOW!
You are “justified” NOW!
Because Jesus has “covered” you with HIS “robe of righteousness”!

You can NOW enter the holiest place of prayer because He has made you a priest before God (Rev. 1:6).
You can study His Word NOW, and know that He will guide you in understanding (John 14:26).
You can share the Gospel with others NOW because He has made you His “ambassador” (2Cor. 5:20).

For these things I shall “be JOYFUL in my God”!
For these things I shall “greatly rejoice in the LORD”!

Today, be reminded that you are on your way to heaven, and
that your entrance there is ASSURED by Jesus!
You are clothed in HIS “robe of righteousness”!


And, SHARE that good news with someone else!

Love ya!