Lucie (8 Feb 2011)
"Clothed in Righteousness"


 
Clothed in Righteousness

Psalm 17:15

As for me, I shall behold Thy face in righteousness; I will be satisfied with Thy likeness when I awake.

What beautiful words, what a beautiful expectation - the expectation of every true believer, one that extends beyond the end of time and out into eternity. We shall fall asleep in death, but one day we shall awake and when we awake we will be satisfied, satisfied with the likeness of the Lord. Awaking, clothed with His righteousness, putting on His likeness and beholding His face.

I just rejoice in that phrase, “I will be satisfied.” I don’t believe there’s anything else that can fully satisfy the human heart but God Himself. At this time in this life we have contact with God. We know Him, we serve Him, we do His will. But there are gaps in the revelation, there’s a veil in between, we are still creatures of flesh. Our ideas and our concepts are so limited and inadequate to apprehend God, but there’s going to be a day when we awake in His righteousness, not in our own, clothed with His righteousness, faultless to stand before His throne, to see Him face to face. And then we will be satisfied.

Nothing else can take the place of that. That’s the end of all living. It all ends in God Himself.