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Job 29:14 (a) Throughout the Scriptures a godly, upright character is represented as a robe or a garment. It is that which people can see. It is that which represents us to the public as our character. Job is indicating that he was righteous in all his ways, his actions, and his words. (See also Isaiah 61:10; Romans 13:14).

Luke 15:22 (b) This garment is called the "best" one for several reasons.

  • it is made in Heaven, and therefore is perfect.
  • it is given freely, and no price can purchase it.
  • it always fits every kind of a person.
  • it may be worn in any place.
  • it may be worn at any time.
  • it cannot be stolen from you.
  • it never wears out.
  • it never needs cleaning or mending.
  • it is always appropriate.
  • it is always becoming.
  • it is always in style.
  • it is the only garment which can be worn into Heaven, and in the presence of the King. All other garments must be left behind at death.
  • it is the robe of righteousness, the garment of salvation, which GOD gives to each person who trusts Him fully, and believes in Him implicitly.

Revelation 6:11 (b) These garments represent righteousness which is given as a gift ( Romans 5:17). to those who, coming as lost sinners to GOD by JESUS CHRIST, are saved by grace, and washed white in the Blood of the Lamb. (See also Revelation 7:9; Revelation 19:8).

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Bibliography Information
Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Robe'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. 1957.

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