My Dirty White Suit


In my wardrobe hangs a white suit. It was bought for a family 'black and white' party. Other than that, it's barely been worn except for a few trips to Cuba. I sometimes joke that, should I fall upon hard times, I shall wear it to become some faith-healing prosperity preacher. Lucre aside, today's blazing sun persuaded me to offer it an excursion from the hanger for some fresh air. 

I soon noticed how dirty it was. Little marks and stains at the wrists and by the pockets. As the day progressed, this army of blemishes multiplied accordingly. Every chair seemed to contribute some mark or freckle of dirt, every wall by which I passed some extra smudge. Has my workplace suddenly become dirtier? Have I become more careless with keeping clean? No. My white suit simply refuses to camouflage even the tiniest speck of dirt. I usually wear dark suits. These are just as filthy, but they do not show it. 

In Psalm 90:8 we read Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance. 

The unbeliever goes about his business with little regard to sin; he barely notices it as his dark heart camouflages and conceals his latest offences. The believer, on the other hand, becomes increasingly conscious of his failings the closer he draws to Christ, whose light exposes even the tiniest flakes of wickedness. 

One day, I shall again wear white, and without any fear of accruing dirty marks or sinful stains. All believers shall be numbered among 'they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb'. Revelation 7:14 

Do you ever feel guilty and dirty for the things you have done, words you have spoken or thoughts you've had? Perchance this is God's Holy Spirit convincing you of your need for a Saviour. 

 

1 Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing power?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Chorus:
Are you washed in the blood,
In the soul cleansing blood of the Lamb?
Are your garments spotless?
Are they white as snow?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

2 Are you walking daily by the Saviour's side?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Do you rest each moment in the Crucified?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?[Chorus]

3 When the Bridegroom cometh will your robes be white?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Will your soul be ready for the mansions bright,
And be washed in the blood of the Lamb?[Chorus]

4 Lay aside the garments that are stained with sin,
And be washed in the blood of the Lamb;
There's a fountain flowing for the soul unclean,
O be washed in the blood of the Lamb![Chorus] 

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