Let us put on the glorious garment of praise.

“The Spirit of God is upon Me…To console those who mourn in Zion, to give to them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.” Isaiah 61:1, 3.

wrapped in garment of praise

The Hebrew root word for “garment” is atah; which shows praise as more than a piece of clothing casually thrown over our shoulders. Literally, it teaches us “to wrap” or “cover” ourselves —so that the garment of praise is to leave no openings through which hostile elements can penetrate.

This garment of praise repels and replaces the heavy spirit. This is a special message of instruction and hope for anyone who feels oppressed by fear or doubt. “Put on” this garment. A warm coat from our closet only resists the cold wind when it is “put on.”

When distressed, be dressed—with praise! Act according to God’s Word!

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. diasolifeontheborder
    Jan 11, 2013 @ 07:13:50

    I want to thank you for being the encouragement that you are to me, and bless you by nominating you the following three awards that Cathy Craig Neil blessed me with: The Shine on Award, The One Lovely Blog Award, The Blog of the Year Award 2012. http://diasolifeontheborder.org/2013/01/11/a-tip-of-the-hat-to-my-fellow-bloggers/

    Blessings, Dave

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