“I have freely forgiven your iniquity and will dress you in fine clothing.” — Zech 3:4 NET
How blessed is the one whose rebellious acts are forgiven, whose sin is pardoned!—We are all like one who is unclean.—For I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For I want to do the good, but I cannot do it.
For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.—You have put off the old man with its practices and have been clothed with the new man that is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of the one who created it.—Not because I have my own righteousness derived from the law, but … the righteousness that comes by way of Christ’s faithfulness – a righteousness from God that is in fact based on Christ’s faithfulness.
“Hurry! Bring the best robe, and put it on him!”—The fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.—I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; I will be overjoyed because of my God. For he clothes me in garments of deliverance; he puts on me a robe symbolizing vindication.
Ps 32:1, Isa 64:6, Rom 7:18, Gal 3:27, Col 3:9-10, Phil 3:9, Luke 15:22, Rev 19:8, Isa 61:10
The Day will make it clear. — 1 Cor 3:13 NET
So then, do not judge anything before the time. Wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the motives of hearts. Then each will receive recognition from God.
Why do you judge your brother or sister? Why do you despise your brother or sister? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God…. Therefore, each of us will give an account of himself to God. Therefore we must not pass judgment on one another.
God will judge the secrets of human hearts, according to my gospel through Christ Jesus.—“The Father does not judge anyone, but has assigned all judgment to the Son,… and he has granted the Son authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man.”
“You are the great and powerful God who is known as the Lord who rules over all. You plan great things and you do mighty deeds. You see everything people do. You reward each of them for the way they live and for the things they do.”
1 Cor 4:5, Rom 14:10, Rom 14:12-13, Rom 2:16, John 5:22, John 5:27, Jer 32:18-19
Daily Light on the Daily Path - July 9
Public domain content taken from Daily Light on the Daily Path by Samuel Bagster.