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“Shake yourself from the dust” [Isaiah 52:2(RAV)]
December 16, 2023
“Shake yourself from the dust”. Timely words spoken to the inhabitants of Zion in preparation for their Messiah and timely words also to us who live in this evil generation. The dust of evil and deceit attaches to the finest of clothes: dust settles anywhere and, given time, whole civilisations are buried beneath it. The finer the instrument the more likely to be affected by dust.
All who would have garments clean and unspotted from the world, must be continually shaking the dust off that collects on them. Everyone who would be ready for the return of Christ should shake off the sin that easily besets us.
The garment of praise that the Lord gives for the spirit of heaviness is truly beautiful. But it only remains so by constant vigil keeping it unspotted from the world.