How Then Shall We Dress?

Our physical image shows the world who we are, and what we represent. It is very important that we represent God in a good manner. If our clothes are part of that we must think about how what we wear shows God to others. I don’t mean that we have to walk around wearing nothing but shirts that talk about God. I mean that what we wear makes others think differently about us, and more importantly God.

First, and most obvious, if we wear clothes that glorify violence, sexual immorality, and anger we are, ourselves, glorifying these things. Jesus’ philosophy was very clearly against these things. We may wear a shirt that glorifies one or more of these things without realizing the effect it may have on others. People see that shirt, and think “Is that what being a Christian looks like? How is that different than me?” Our image mot only tells people about us, but it also tells people about our relationship with God.

Second, when we wear that kind of clothing we provoke un-pure thoughts in others. People see your clothes and it makes them think about what is depicted on them. This is pretty much the same as my first point, but it revolves around others. if we dress in a way that doesn’t glorify God we don’t encourage others to do so.

Third, we should care more about Jesus than what we look like. God is the only thing that matters in all the world. Paul says in 2 Corinthians that “what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” You shouldn’t be worrying about what the newest trends are more than you think about God.

Matthew 6:28-30 —  “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?

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