The Robe Of Righteousness

Ever since the fall of Adam there is a powerful instinct in man to adorn himself. Love of self and personal adoration have taken the place of love to and admiration of God. The savage hopes to be admired because of his tattooing, and the fashionable lady because of her Parisian finery. Adam and Eve may have admired their fig-leaves, but they were not clothed till God covered them with skins. We may be priding ourselves on our beauty and accomplishments while God sees only our nakedness. The righteousness of God alone can cover the shameful nakedness of man as a sinner. It is "unto all and upon all them that believe" (Romans 3:22).