RULES OF ATTIRE

Those who know me would agree that I am not a ‘fashion plate’. I will never walk down a red carpet adorned like a male peacock. Clothes for me are a matter of practicality. Yet despite whatever personal feelings we have regarding adornment there are regulations concerning clothing in Scripture.

The first is clearly stated in Deuteronomy 22:5. At the risk of alienating many who read this God speaks that a man should wear what pertains to a man and a woman that which befits women. I do not find anywhere in Scripture where God’s law has changed yet our societies have totally blown apart that rule and now with cross dressing and the transgender movement want it destroyed completely. There will be and is a price to pay for God will not be mocked.

We are also told not to dress in a ‘gaudy’ fashion in Isaiah 3:16-23. That takes in every one from the fashion elite to a fast food restaurant server. For me beauty lies in simplicity. Our adornment lies in our being created in God’s image. The attention of others should be drawn to that and that alone. Doing anything else especially in a worship setting ( 1 Timothy 2:9) is ostentatious and frowned upon by Christ Himself as He shared in the parable of the rich and poor man in Luke 16:19-23.

Scripture it seems to me indicates that in our choice of clothing we should be modest (1 Peter 3:3-4) dressing ourselves practically. If we do anything else we jeopardize our relationship with God and His RULES OF ATTIRE.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Choice of clothing for a Christian should display our Christian nature.

DEVOTIONAL VERSE FOR TODAY: Deuteronomy 22:5 “who wears what”.

PRAYER FOR TODAY: Lord help me make the right choices in how I dress.

QUESTIONS TO THINK ABOUT:

  1. React to Deuteronomy 22:5 on who should wear what kind of clothing?
  2. What does God consider ‘gaudy’ adornment (see Isaiah 3:16-24)?
  3. How does your wardrobe fit into God’s plan?
  4. Does your wardrobe reflect God’s image?

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