Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes. They will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy. Revelation 3:4
Everyone expects clothing that is put on to be clean and presentable. Once the clothing gets soiled, they are expected to get cleaned before using again.
In many businesses, the workers are expected to dress in business attire that is clean. They work in an environment that does not usually get a person’s clothing dirty. If their clothing gets soiled, they have to change their clothing or else they are in danger of losing their position.
John tells the church of Sardis that some have not soiled their clothing because of their deeds done. Those people will walk with God, dressed in white because they are worthy.
God expects people to do various types of work for His kingdom. All of these works focus on building up His kingdom. When a person is doing what God has called him to do, he will not get his clothing dirty with the things of the world.
This fallen world is full of sin and sinful activities. The world strives hard to get the believer to follow their ways and get his clothing dirty with sin.
In every situation, God has provided a way out of stepping into sin and getting soiled. Sadly many believers are like little children in that they love to get into the mud and cover themselves with it. They want to look just like the world, covered in sin. Instead of resisting temptation, they walk into it soiling their souls.
The believer who chooses to follow God, will run away from the mud of sin. He will keep himself clean by resisting temptation and clothing himself with the righteousness that Jesus provides. At that point, he will be worthy of God.
As a believer you must be willing to look at yourself and see if you have soiled your clothing with sin. When Jesus had forgiven you, He gave you a robe of pure white righteousness.
Do not allow yourself to walk in the ways of the world and get those clothes dirty with sin. Keep yourself pure and holy before God, so that you will be considered worthy before God.
Be alive and victorious in Jesus, remaining in clean clothing, not sin-soiled clothing.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know the forgiveness of sin Jesus offers; that you will keep your soul clean of sinful activities; that you will follow God with all of your heart; and that your deeds will honor God.