“Clothed With Christ” (Galatians 3: 26 – 28, ESV) by Carley Evans

Clothing covers our bodies, protects us from the elements, adds style to our daily lives, keeps us from exposing ourselves to others who may not want to know us that well. We don clothing, which is a volitional act. Some will power is involved. We stand in front of our closets or our chest of drawers and we select items to wear. Once donned, we decide whether to wear them or not on that particular day. We leave them in place or we take them off.

We are clothed with Christ. He puts Himself on us as well as within us. But we also act in this dressing of ourselves by and with Him. He chooses us; and we allow Him His choice. We allow Him to live in us and to clothe us with Himself.

Salvation is both a “putting in” and a “putting on” of Christ both by Himself and by us.

Once we are clothed with Christ, in one sense we all rather look alike — we look like Him. Yet, we each are dressed by and in Him in unique ways with particular talents or spiritual gifts. Just as Paul says, we are individual parts of the greater Body of Christ, each of value, each amazingly unique yet like Him.

Perhaps when we stand in front of the mirror, we ought to recognize that we can choose to take off the outer layers of Christ and stand ‘naked’ before the world; but we can’t take Christ out of ourselves and put Him back in the closet. He remains within us. He clothes us from the inside out.

4 thoughts on ““Clothed With Christ” (Galatians 3: 26 – 28, ESV) by Carley Evans

  1. Clothing covers our flesh, therefore if any flesh is displayed then we could say that we are not properly clothed. If any of us shows through then we haven’t put on Christ as we should right?

    1. That’s an interesting question. Not sure that we (i.e. our personalities) should never show; I just think that our personalities are filtered through Christ (our covering, our clothing) so that they are purified for His glory. If our “flesh” shows, then yes, that is likely not for His glory, but for our adversary’s. Thanks.

      1. That’s what I was thinking as well… I enjoy stopping in and reading your blog… I appreciate your responses as well.

        I pray God continue to bless and direct you and that you always be “clothed with Christ” for His glory.

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