“Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments and was standing before the Angel” (Zechariah 3:3).
In the Scripture, there are various references over the garments. The wedding garment is there (Matthew 22:11). Fine clothes are there (James 2:3). Garments of salvation and robe of righteousness are also there (Isaiah 61:10).
In the olden days, the translators of the Scripture will wake up early in the morning, cleanse themselves, pray for a long time and only after doing all these things they will begin their translation work wearing clean garments.
Every time they come out of their homes, they will be washing their hands and legs. They were so interested that they should be so clean while carrying out this holy job of translating the Scripture.
Dear children of God, you have also been given a spiritual garment by God. The "dirt" indicates the stains of sins, worldly pleasures and the lusts. That day when Joshua was wearing dirty clothes, satan followed him for accusing. Similarly, for accusing, satan is readily looking for people leading sinful lives.
If your Spiritual garment is unclean and with stains, wash and clean it immediately. The Scripture says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).
God witnessed about the people clothed in white garments in heaven saying, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb” (Revelation 7:14). The Scripture says, “But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin” (1 John 1:7).
In the New Testament, a king found a person coming into his palace for attending a marriage without wearing the wedding garments. The king got angry on seeing the man's dirty and torn clothes. In the end, that man had to be pushed into a place with weeping and gnashing of teeth. Dear children of God, keep your garments clean.
To meditate: “And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints” (Revelation 19:8).