4th January 2011

In Royal Robes I Don’t Deserve

“And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,”
Ephesians 2:6 (NIV UK)

As the very children of God, we are marked by majesty. He sees us dressed in royal robes as shown by the anchor scripture above. “Raised” and “seated” are in the past tense! When God sees something as being completed, it is only a matter of time before it is a reality for us. His purpose for us will be fulfilled, as it says in Ephesians 1:11.

The phrase “In royal robes I don’t deserve” is from the following verse of the well-known hymn ‘King of kings, Majesty’:
“Your Majesty, I can but bow,
I lay my all before You now,
In royal robes I don’t deserve,
I live to serve Your Majesty.”

We certainly do not deserve to be clothed in royal robes, but as we trust in Jesus, his righteousness is credited to us so that we are appropriately dressed. Philippians 3:9 says we are to be, “…found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith.”

We have also been given every spiritual blessing in Christ and adopted into his family. As children of God’s royal household, we will live to serve him for all eternity, dressed in royal robes that we don’t deserve.

Thank You, Father, for dressing me in royal robes and adopting me into Your family, where I will serve my King forever.

Study by Sherwin Scott 

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