I love how Segal has put that clothing is essentially our confession of sins and depravity.
Suddenly, that filled my eyes physically with truth in a profound way; at the same time, it filled my eyes undeniably with God’s grace even when I am standing in a crowd with nothing happened, everybody stands still, in commuting.
How he put a parallel of the animal sacrifice to cover Adam and Eve; and Christ’s ultimate sacrifice to cover us with His blood…was powerful. I never see it so clear the notion of cloth yourself with righteousness.
Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Col. 3:12
Instead, clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. And don’t let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires. Rom 13:14
There are more.
For the moth will eat them like a garment, And the grub will eat them like wool. But My righteousness will be forever, And My salvation to all generations.” Isa 51:8 (Christ’s righteousness as garment)
He said, “Who are you?” And she answered, “I am Ruth your maid. So spread your covering over your maid, for you are a close relative.” Ruth 3:9 (Redemption)
But the father said to his slaves, Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. Lk 15:22 (Sonship and new covenant)
That full of sight of God’s absolute truth and grace is very powerful, as God has plain out displayed this to us in an inescapable way yet people choose to ignore it or twist it into something else out of shame and pride. It is explicitly put into parables linked to our Saviour, further it is the theme throughout the whole Bible.I realize, every thing/incident/experience that spells out God’s truth has the same quality – when you see it through God’s eyes, you see His majesty and love, and you will be turned back to Christ in surrender.
”Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8