What color is your robe?

“They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”  Revelation 7:14.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Revelation 5-9.

I will admit that Revelation is very mysterious to me.  I have read it many times, but as I do I find myself skimming along.  In the rest of the Bible, especially in the New Testament, there is no skimming.

In “skimming” along through today’s chapters I was caught with today’s verse.  It appears to me to be part of the Gospel, the Good News.

When I appear before God on Judgment Day, it is essential that I be cleared of sin.  And God arranged for exactly that to happen.  He sent Jesus to earth to take care of my sin problem.  Jesus died in my place.  He shed His blood on my behalf.  I am clean in God’s sight.

But there are those who are rejecting God.  They act unconcerned about the consequences of that rejection.  They live in the here-and-now.  I often react to their lack of concern by imagining the folks in the neighborhood where Noah built the ark.  Some may have ignored what Noah was doing.  Others may have mocked Noah and his family.  How did that end up for them? There is an unhappy ending for those whose “robes” are not white.

“Lord, I thank You for enabling me to understand the Gospel. My robe is white before You because of what You arranged for me.  I thank You, Father.  I ask that You open the eyes of those in my midst to their need of You.  I beg for divine appointments to share You with others.  I love You, Lord.”

Your robe is what color?

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