August 6

DAILY READINGS: 1 Sam. 13:1-23; Isaiah 52:1-12; 2 Cor. 12:14-13:14

But we are all like an unclean thing, And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; We all fade as a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, Have taken us away. Isaiah 64:6, NKJV 

And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. Revelation 19:8, NKJV

Isaiah saw the best acts of men as filthy rags in God’s sight. In John’s day, linen was made from a tree with leaves like the willow. From the leaves, white garments were made. The difference between filthy rags and white linen is due to Jesus’ death on Calvary’s tree to make us righteous in God’s sight. —Arnot McIntee

The Bride eyes not her garment, but her dear Bridegroom’s face;
I will not gaze at glory, but on the King of grace. —Anne R. Cousin

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