By Adrian Rogers / Now in Heaven
Dressed in Rags
What a beautiful, wonderful life Adam and Eve lived in the Garden. But when they disobeyed the Lord, immediately they were stricken with guilt. They tried to cover their guilt by making suits of fig leaves. But when God came walking through the Garden, they hid themselves from His presence. What had looked good to them could not stand under the gaze of a holy God. He demanded something else, so He shed innocent blood to make them coats of skin—which is the picture of the covering of righteousness that we receive in the Lord Jesus Christ who died for us.
So many of us have tried to dress ourselves in the rags of our self righteousness. We need the blood of Jesus.
Examine your heart. What fruitless efforts are you making to sew a fig leaf covering for yourself? What is the only thing that will wash away sin and bring you purity, cleansing and righteousness? Apply that to your heart today.