May God help us to take care of the garments that God has given to each Christian.
This woman lived in Judah during the time that Josiah was king. Even though many Jews were worshipping idols and had become ignorant of God, the light of divine truth continued to burn in this woman's heart. She is an example of faithfulness to God in a dark hour.
The hymn with chorus “Hold the fort, for I am coming!” written by P. P. Bliss, was suggested to him by an incident in the American Civil War. At Altoma Pass the fort being held by General Corse was besieged by the enemy under General Hood, who summoned it to surrender. Corse refused to surrender. Many were the casualties, but in spite of the hopeless situation the defenders remained faithful. Then a white signal flag across the valley, some twenty miles away, waved the message, “Hold the fort, for I am coming.” General Sherman was marching to the relief of the beleaguered and faithful defenders.
Huldah's family was chosen to be the keepers of the King's wardrobe (2 Chronicles 34:22). Her constant care of the royal wardrobe assured the king that various uniforms were always ready for him.
Every Christian has been presented with a wardrobe that needs constant attention.
1. The garment of salvation (Isaiah 61:10)
2. The garment of holiness (Exodus 31:10)
3. The garment of humility (I Peter 5:5)
4. The garment of praise (Isaiah 61:3)
Prayer: May God help us to take care of the garments that God has given to each Christian.