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TODAY'S DEVOTION:    may 17, 2020

“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.”

Isaiah 61:10 (KJV)




God asks us

- to cease judging and evaluating ourselves

(Luke 6:37)

- and to stop comparing ourselves with others

(2 Corinthians 10:12).

These behaviors produce feelings of pride or inferiority, sometimes a mix of both.

God leads each of His people along a path that is uniquely designed for us.

So comparing or criticizing ourselves with others will only result in pride if we see ourselves as better than someone else or discouragement if we see ourselves as less valuable than someone else. Such behavior is not only wrong, it is meaningless.

We must not look for affirmation or validation from other people or even ourselves.

The right place is finding our validation and worth

in Christ alone.

We find our value in His unconditional love

(Romans 5:8).

God says to each of us today that He has clothed us with garments of salvation and arrayed us in a robe of righteousness.

He is not an unpleasant judge, angrily searching for our faults and failures.

Christ died for our sins so that we might be clothed in beautiful garments.

God sees us adorned radiantly in His robe of righteousness and salvation. We are glorious in His sight.


‘Heavenly Father, renew my vision to see myself as You do. Thank You for Your glorious work in Jesus, that means I am now a child of God, clothed with salvation and righteousness.’ I pray to You, in Jesus’ Mighty Name, Amen!

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