The socks of salvation

I like this prayer:

“It’s only what you have done in us that has brought us to salvation.”

We read in Isaiah 6:10:

“I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.”

See, it is God who clothed me in salvation; all the clothes – and the jewels – of salvation; even down to my socks.

Now, don’t stretch the metaphor too far with your Arminian riposte:

“But I prepared my body to receive my new clothes.”

For starters a dead “body” cannot prepare, or even stretch anything, even his pinkie:

“As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient” (Ephesians 2:1-2).

Now get a life. Life, of course, you can’t get; it has to be given.