“The royal daughter is all glorious within the palace; her clothing is woven with gold…. Listen, O daughter, Consider and incline your ear; Forget your own people also, and your father’s house; so the King will greatly desire your beauty; because He is your Lord, worship Him.” Psalm 45:13, 10-11
Observe, O my soul, though your celestial Bridegroom finds not in you any merit, worthiness, or beauty, He will wash you Himself with His blood; He will adorn you and make you truly amiable to Himself and to His Father. O sweet and eternal truth!
“He has loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood.”
Being clothed with His righteousness, we have more than angelical beauty. If we have received the Spirit of adoption, let us cleave to Christ alone and love Him above all things. This is not only our duty — but a needful evidence of our sonship. He will not only clothe us in His righteousness; He will sanctify us by His Spirit, thus making our nature holy, as well as justifying our persons.
The Church of Jesus is glorious within, as well as adorned without, and our great need is more inward holiness or a deeper work of sanctification by the Spirit of God.
Devotion by Karl Heinrich von Bogatzky (1690—1774)
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