Spurgeon: December PM* 12/21/PM
"I clothed thee also with broidered work, and shod thee with
badgers' skin, and I girded thee about with fine linen, and I
covered thee with silk."
See with what matchless generosity the Lord provides for His
people's apparel. They are so arrayed that the divine skill is
seen producing an unrivalled broidered work , in which every
attribute takes its part and every divine beauty is revealed. No
art like the art displayed in our salvation, no cunning
workmanship like that beheld in the righteousness of the saints.
Justification has engrossed learned pens in all ages of the
church, and will be the theme of admiration in eternity. God has
indeed "curiously wrought it." With all this elaboration there
is mingled utility and durability, comparable to our being shod
with badgers' skins . The animal here meant is unknown, but its
skin covered the tabernacle, and formed one of the finest and
strongest leathers known. The righteousness which is of God by
faith endureth for ever, and he who is shod with this divine
preparation will tread the desert safely, and may even set his
foot upon the lion and the adder. Purity and dignity of our holy
vesture are brought out in the fine linen . When the Lord
sanctifies His people, they are clad as priests in pure white;
not the snow itself excels them; they are in the eyes of men and
angels fair to look upon, and even in the Lord's eyes they are
without spot. Meanwhile the royal apparel is delicate and rich
as silk . No expense is spared, no beauty withheld, no
What, then? Is there no inference from this? Surely there is
gratitude to be felt and joy to be expressed. Come, my heart,
refuse not thy evening hallelujah! Tune thy pipes! Touch thy
"Strangely, my soul, art thou arrayed
By the Great Sacred Three!
In sweetest harmony of praise
Let all thy powers agree."