Dress For Action Like A Man
Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said:
“Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
Dress for action like a man;
I will question you, and you make it known to me. — Job 38:1-3
So at the end of the drama, God enters center stage. Job has been through a major ordeal. But the ordeal just became more significant. A whirlwind appears out of which God's voice thunders. God ignores everyone and focuses all his attention on Job. And God is about to present him with a litany of questions. Unanswerable questions.
And then his thundering voice states this — "Dress for action like a man!"
Every time I read this, it just sends chills down my spine. I cannot imagine hearing it from God. But eventually, we will all face this encounter. We will all hear his voice. Jesus says this about this day.
When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. — Matthew 25:31-32
Knowing that this day is coming for us all, today is the day to prepare. Now, not later. And we must be dressed for action. And Isaiah, the prophet, tells us how to dress for this moment. He states:
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord;
my soul shall exult in my God,
for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation;
he has covered me with the robe of righteousness. — Isaiah 61:10
The only way to dress for action and stand before God is to clothe yourself in his righteousness and not your own.
ASK THIS: Are you ready to stand before God? (Share this in the comments below)
DO THIS: Cover yourself in his righteousness, not your own.
PRAY THIS: God, forgive me for trusting in my righteousness. Make your righteousness mine own.
PLAY THIS: My Righteousness.
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