Ps.93:5 -Your testimonies are fully confirmed; Holiness befits Your house, O LORD, forevermore.
Just as Israel kept being pulled into the world’s quagmire, the church tends to struggle with the foolish distractions of this world’s culture. This scripture shows the foolishness of falling prey to this culture’s allurements. What is the solution? Why its right there in today’s verse; holiness befits you. In other words, you wear holiness well. This reminds me of the shocking changes that began in my life when I was converted at the age of 21. No one gave me a list of the do’s and don’t’s of Christianity, I think the “list” was written on my heart. The things I had lived for; alcohol, drugs, and promiscuity; became unattractive to me. Rather than being driven for my next high, I began to find pleasure and comfort reading the Bible and being with my new Christian friends. There was an about face in my life that was not dictated but was flowing from deep within, holiness had settled down deep into my life. Here is how Spurgeon describes today’s verse.
“As in providence the throne of God is fixed beyond all risk, so in revelation his truth is beyond all question. Other teachings are uncertain, but the revelations of heaven are infallible. As the rocks remain unmoved amid the tumult of the sea, so does divine truth resist all the currents of man’s opinion and the storms of human controversy; they are not only sure, but very sure. Glory be to God, we have not been deluded by a cunningly devised fable: our faith is grounded upon the eternal truth of the Most High. Holiness becometh thine house, O LORD, for ever. Truth changes not in its doctrines, which are very sure, nor holiness in its precepts, which are incorruptible. The teaching and the character of God are both unaltered. God has not admitted evil to dwell with him, he will not tolerate it in his house, he is eternally its enemy, and is for ever the sworn friend of holiness. The church must remain unchanged, and for ever be holiness unto the Lord; yea, her King will preserve her undefiled by the intruder’s foot.”
So the church does not have to dress itself up in the popular attire of this world to make it attractive, it is beautiful dressed in the garments of the Lord. So go ahead and dress yourself up today. How do you do that? Draw near to the Lord and He will cloth you with His beautiful garments.