Posted by: the watchmen | December 8, 2007

CH Spurgeon – December 8

December 8-Morning {Daily Reading: #2Th 1:1-3:18} {Quick Study: #1Ti 1:1-6:21}“Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiledtheir garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for theyare worthy.” {#Re 3:4}

We may understand this to refer to justification. “Theyshall walk in white”; that is, they shall enjoy a constant senseof their own justification by faith; they shall understand that

the righteousness of Christ is imputed to them, that they have

all been washed and made whiter than the newly fallen snow.

Again, it refers to joy and gladness: for white robes

were holiday dresses among the Jews. They who have not defiled

their garments shall have their faces always bright; they shall

understand what Solomon meant when he said “Go thy way, eat thy

bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart. Let thy

garments be always white, for God hath accepted thy works.” He

who is accepted of God shall wear white garments of joy and

gladness, while he walks in sweet communion with the Lord Jesus.

Whence so many doubts, so much misery, and mourning? It is

because so many believers defile their garments with sin and

error, and hence they lose the joy of their salvation, and the

comfortable fellowship of the Lord Jesus, they do not here below

walk in white.

The promise also refers to walking in white before thethrone of God. Those who have not defiled their garmentshere shall most certainly walk in white up yonder, where thewhite robed hosts sing perpetual hallelujahs to the Most High.

They shall possess joys inconceivable, happiness beyond a dream,

bliss which imagination knoweth not, blessedness which even the

stretch of desire hath not reached. The “undefiled in the way”

shall have all this—not of merit, nor of works, but of grace.

They shall walk with Christ in white, for he has made them

“worthy.” In his sweet company they shall drink of the living

fountains of waters.

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