Galatians 3:15-29 Like a new pair of shoes
So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. Galatians 3:27
Typically when you buy new clothes you enjoy wearing them so that others can see you in them. Whether its a new pair of shoes, a new shirt or really any other piece of clothing. You think you look good in it so you want to let others see you look good. Then you get a new piece of clothing and you wear what you once loved a lot less. Why is this? Is it that you don’t like it as much? I doubt it. Do you still look as good in it? Probably, but it’s not as new, people have seen you in the old clothing, but not the new clothing.
I feel weird as a man making this point, but when I read Paul’s words about clothing yourself in Christ and I realized that people treat Christ the same way as they do a new shirt, suit, dress or shoes. At first they want to tell everyone, it doesn’t matter who, a new Christian typically wants to let everyone see them in their new outfit of Christ. Then after a while the newness of Christ wears off and we go searching for something else to in which to be clothed. Whether we clothe ourselves in good things like church activities, family, friends or not-so-good things like alcohol, gambling, etc., we clothe ourselves in things not eternal. We need to be reminded that just because it might be an older outfit, it doesn’t mean that we don’t look stinking amazing wearing Christ as our clothes.
We should be excited to be given the chance to daily clothe ourselves in Christ.