Devotion for Friday, March 10, 2023

“He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels” (Revelation 3:5).

What does it mean to overcome?  We are to die to sin, death, and the devil.  The power belongs to God and we can do nothing on our own.  But, at just the right time, Christ died for the ungodly.  By grace we have been given the power to become like Christ. In the little power He gives us, we have the power to overcome.  What will you do with what you have been given?  He has given you His righteousness to walk abiding in Him.

The garment of Christ is His righteousness which He gives you vicariously.  Do you wear what He has given you?  Are you clothed in His righteousness?  Do you walk this life seeking Him and what He has given you?  If you confess Christ before others, He will confess you before the Father.  There is no more serious bargain into which you have been invited.  What will you do with this bargain?

Lord Jesus, take from me any idea that I can do this on my own.  I cannot.  Help me to understand that I am wearing Your righteousness in order to be conformed to You.  Guide me in all goodness to overcome the obstacles that come day by day so that I may persevere.  Let my life be a confession of You and the grace which You give so that in this faith You have given me I may live in You now and forever.  Amen.