Zechariah 3:1-5 (NKJV) – Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to oppose him. And the angel of the LORD said to Satan, “The LORD rebuke you, Satan! The LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?” Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before the Angel. Then He answered and spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, “Take away the filthy garments from him.” And to him He said, “See, I have removed your iniquity from you, and I will clothe you with rich robes.” And I said, “Let them put a clean turban on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head, and they put the clothes on him. And the Angel of the LORD stood by.
REFLECTION: Spirituality is not how we appear before men, but how we appear before God. To the eyes of men, Joshua was the sanctimonious high priest, adorned with beautiful and priestly robes, but to the eyes of God, sin made all of that appear like rags. The grace of God is available to the repentant sinner, to take away the rags of sin and replace it with the garment of holiness. Let us seek him, to receive this unmerited favour.