When we repent, we get a robe?
What good is a robe?
It's not like a bathrobe.
It's called the Robe of Righteousness.
Another name is
Breastplate of Righteousness.
We are told over and over
in the scriptures to repent.
What is repentance???
Imagine only having one set of clothes
and no way to wash them.
Your shirt and pants or dress would get grubby.
You would have dirt and ketchup
and who knows what
on your clothes in a few days.
If you keep wearing those clothes
without washing them,
they would get stinky!!
When we sin,
it's like having dirty stinking clothes
that cannot be washed.
Remember the example of our hearts
being a garden?
Weeds, bugs and disease
can hurt the garden of our hearts.
Click to read this skit with a parent.
Do you have any bugs or disease
or are you wearing the Robe of Righteousness?
Here's a story that shows how much
Jesus loves us and will forgive us.
When we pray and ask forgiveness
for our sins, we can use this scripture:
Create in me a clean heart, Oh God,
and renew a right spirit with in me.
Here's a song to help you remember the scripture or make up your own tune!
Don't forget to keep praising the Lord
for his goodness and love!!