Friday, July 30, 2010

Without Mixture

"Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woolen and linen together," Deuteronomy 22:11.

"As Christ was preached under types and figure through the whole Law, we may reasonably suppose that not a single command was then given but what had an eye to Him and His great salvation. But if we find the LORD so strict respecting the outward dress of the body, what may we conclude the LORD would enjoin respecting the inward clothing of the soul? If woolen and linen were offensive to be worn together, surely, we cannot appear before God in the motley dress of Jesus' righteousness and our own. The fine linen, scripture saith, is the righteousness of saints. With this, which Jesus puts on His people, nothing of our own woolen garments must be worn. The righteousness of a creature, had we any, which in fact we have none, cannot be suited to mix with the righteousness of the Creator."
-- Robert Hawker in Shreveport Grace Church Bulletin, July 4, 2010

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The most finely tailored garments which man can fashion are but filthy rags in the sight of God. Can righteousness and sin be mixed together? Will man serve God while heaping upon himself the vanities of life? He is all the more miserable for doing so. Just as the clouds tell us when a change in the weather is approaching, man cannot mix a laxful mindset with prepardness. When man is clothed in the garments of Christ, it is of the finest cloth, without spot or blemish. The fibers are those not found in something man shall produce.