Psalm 143:9 “Rescue me from my enemies, LORD, for I hide myself in you.”
The word translated hide is kacah in the Hebrew. It means to put on, to clothe, to conceal, to hide. We are to put on the Lord, to clothe ourselves with God, to show His likeness wherever we go. What are you wrapped up in right now? Are you wrapped up in work? Or the panic of a deadly virus? Are you wrapped up in longing for your life to be different? Or this season to end? Instead, what if you were wrapped up in God? What would that do to your focus? And your perspective? What would that mean for your hope? And your joy?
When our lives are hid in Christ, it translates to our rescue. The word rescue in this verse also means to deliver me from my sins, my troubles, and even death. And isn’t that what Jesus has already done for us? He delivered me from my real enemy, sin, and the consequences of my sin, death. You and I have been set free, we have been rescued from our enemies. We were as good as dead in their clutches until Jesus set us free. Too often, I don’t live like I’m free though. I live covered in my sin instead of covered in Christ. I live hidden in shame rather than hidden in Christ. We have been set free, rescued, delivered and the garments we now wear are the garments of salvation and righteousness.
“I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness.” Isaiah 61:10
Live like you’ve been set free today!