Bring Forth the Best Robe - Luke 15

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The best robe that God has is waiting for the sinner.
Afar off is the prodigal. He has spent his substance in riotous living and become a beggar.
But now he is returning to his father's house. The servants may not know him; but his father does. While still a great way off he sees him and he runs to meet him with a kiss!
Then the poor ragged derelict begins the little speech he has prepared. But he only gets the length of the first sentence before his father interrupts him with,
“Bring forth the best robe.”
There doubtless were many robes in the father's house; but the long lost son must have the best.
It is the same with God. He gives like a king. To the returning sinner He gives "the best robe.”
Like the prodigal starving among the swine, the sinner "comes to himself" and is led by grace to decide, "I will arise and go to my Father.”
He starts for home. His back is turned upon the world and sin. His eyes look heavenward.
But will God receive him? No doubt! He sees him while he is yet a great way off, and runs to meet him with His kiss of redeeming love and forgiveness. Then the astonished angels hear His command,
“Bring forth the best robe and put it on him." A far better robe than even the angels wear "Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ, unto all and upon all them that believe. For there is no difference." Rom. 3:2222Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: (Romans 3:22).
Are you clothed in this "unspotted beauteous dress?" Oh, sinner, come home!
“And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his Father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck and kissed him." Luke 15:2020And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. (Luke 15:20).