From Head to Foot
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts. - (Romans 13:14)
When we put on our clothes, we expect them to do what we do and to go where we go. But do you ever see people who, instead of wearing an outfit, the outfit is wearing them? We don’t want clothes like that. We need practical clothes.
The Bible tells us “to put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts” (Romans 13:14). I like how the J. B. Phillips New Testament puts it: “Let us be Christ’s men from head to foot, and give no chances to the flesh to have its fling.”
Putting on the Lord Jesus Christ is making Him a part of everything we do. It means that He goes with us where we go. He is not just Sunday Jesus; He is also Monday Jesus, Tuesday Jesus, Wednesday Jesus, and Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Jesus.
It’s a practical, day-by-day, repeated process of putting on Christ. We embrace Him again and again. It means that He is Lord every day of our lives. Yes, He is Lord when we go to church. But He is also Lord when we go out to dinner, when we go to the movies, and when we go to work. He is Lord of our decision-making processes. And if He is not Lord of all, then He is not Lord at all.
A good thing to ask ourselves periodically is, “Would I be embarrassed or ashamed to be in this place that I’m about to go or to do this thing that I’m about to do if Jesus were to come back?” If the answer is yes, then don’t do it.
Put on the Lord Jesus Christ—that is what we need to focus on. Let’s focus our energies on becoming like Jesus.
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