Growing up dressing up for church was more of a show than learning to respect the house of God. It was Sunday suits and ties for the boys, ribbons and curls for the girls. Of course, Easter would be new bonnets and clothes. Christmas might be this as well.
But, I did not learn that just as we can grow out of last year’s digs, we should be continually growing to be our best for the Lord.
Growing up it was more about the outward appearance then the status of your inner man.
That came later in life for me and I am more and more convinced that setting an example is so much more important than what you wear on the body.
How can you dress your best for the Lord?
Your speech should be seasoned.
“Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.” Colossians 4.6 NASB
You should exhibit self control.
“Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self control.” Proverbs 25.28
You should yield your rights and not seek your own way.
“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself”. Philippians 2.3
You should stick up for those unable to do so for themselves.
“Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.” Proverbs 31.8+9
“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” James 1.27
You should look evil in the eye and boldly proclaim: Not today, Satan!
“So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.” James 4.17
Dress modestly; speak kindly; and be your best one self.
In doing so, others truly will see you…
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3.12
Don’t be that kid who never grows up and just is spiritually immature and a fat little baby…
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