“But you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their garments; and they will walk with Me in white, for they are worthy” (Revelation 3:4).
Put on Christ. Put on His robe of righteousness. This is grace. There are those who soil the grace of Christ by continuing to live as if grace is all that is needed. On the one hand, it is. On the other, grace is not a salve to be applied, but runs deep to kill the old Adam and raise up the new person who will become like Christ. Live then into the new life He gives and repent of soiling the robe of righteousness that you have been given.
Lord, I do become arrogant about the faith You have given me. I live as though my behavior does not matter. My behavior reflects who I truly am. Lead me away from this world of rebellion to have a heart that longs after You. Help me to not need being cleaned up so much as direction on how You would have me proceed. In Your goodness and by Your mercy, guide me into the life You have promised.
Lord Jesus, I often do not know where to begin. You have cleaned me up with Your grace. Now help me to walk the path of righteousness for Your sake. Lead me today so that I live the life You have given me. Keep me from those temptations where I sill give You up for something worthless. Help me now and always to keep my eyes upon You, following You wherever You lead. Amen.