The mindsets of many believers have been corrupted by some false doctrines and teachings. It is being taught by some that, since Christ has died and has paid for our sins, what one does with his or her life does not matter anymore. Because, according to them, the blood is still at work and our sins are “prepaid.” It was in such error that Paul asked:
“What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not! Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?” – Romans 6:15-17 (NKJV)
For the Old Testament priests, the garments played the important role of keeping that aura of sanctity they needed in order to function much to the extent that without them, the priest was just like anyone else, any ordinary man on the streets; and when these garments were soiled, stained, or ripped, the priests may not conduct the service while wearing them (Zechariah 3:1-4).
Without holiness, all our efforts shall be in vain. We shall be priests with impure garments. Remember, nothing impure will ever enter the city, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful.