Spread Your faithful love over those who know You, and Your righteousness over the upright in heart.
David wrote these words as He appealed to the very heart of God. He saw God’s love as a blanket that warmed and soothed the soul. Indeed, there are times when we are left cold and hurting from the struggles of this world, and we need to feel God’s love spread over us like a warm blanket on a chilly night, allowing us to rest in the comfort of His care.
David depicts God’s righteousness as a blanket in this verse, too. We have no righteousness in ourselves, but God spreads His righteous over those who are in Christ. We can rest in comfort, knowing that His righteousness covers all of our mistakes, failures, iniquities, and transgressions.
Self-righteous people are often cold and hard hearted. They feel like they have had to work for everything they have, and they have not felt the comfort of the warm blanket of love and the righteousness of Christ that we know as grace. Their hard work has hardened them. Grace, however, warms the heart and changes the person to live a peaceful and joy-filled life. May we all trade in our flimsy, self-righteous garments for the warm blanket of grace. Wrapped in its delicately woven threads, we find rest in His great love for us.
Have a blessed day!