What does the Bible mean when it talks about “clothing yourselves with Christ?”

Galatians 3:27 says, “For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.”

4 Implications:

1. Our primary identity is in Christ. To say that Christ is out clothing is to say that our ultimate identity is found in Him, like clothes often identify a gender, social class or national group.

2. Our closeness to Christ. Clothes are kept closer than any possession…literally. They go everywhere with you. To be clothes with Christ calls us to moment by moment dependence and awareness of Christ.

3. The imitation of Christ. We are to “put on” His virtues and actions. We are to “dress up” like Jesus.

4. Our acceptability to God. It covers our nakedness; and God has been providing clothes which cover our shame since the Fall (Genesis 3:7, 21).


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