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Accept Jesus As Your Saviour

"As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one:" Romans 3:10
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5 :8
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:9,10
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" I John 1:9
"And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." Revelations 20:14,15

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Modesty Pt. 4

Matthew 11
7 "And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?"
8 "But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses."
9 "But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet."
(KJV)



Proverbs 7
10 "And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart."
(KJV)



"Last time, we learned that the way we dress always matters to God. Let's continue today looking at what God has to say about what we wear!
2. The way you dress identifies you character and level of respect. Your heart purity and holiness should define what you wear!

In Matthew, Jesus draws a clear distinction between the clothing of a man of God and the clothing of a "soft man." The soft clothing that Jesus refers to is literally speaking of the type of clothing that clearly is feminine... In Proverbs, the same principle is applied relating to the clothing of "an harlot."

The Bible is clear in these passages that different types of people dress differently. Men of God dress one way, homosexuals dress another, and wicked women dress yet another.

The first principle is this- your dress reveals your life character. How you dress always identifies you as a particular "kind" of person. This has always been the case and always will be. Your clothing makes an outward statement of what kind of person you are on the inside.

The second principle is this- your dress reveals your level of respect for yourself and others in a particular situation.

Our culture believes in dress standards. Weddings and funerals usually cause us to dress more appropriately out of respect for those being honored or remembered. Why should we honor or respect God any less than we would a deceased person or a couple getting married?"

(taken from Glow In The Dark, Glow Publications. From Different by Design by Cary Schmidt)

Okay, this is the end!! If you want to check out my other posts on this series, here are the links:

I'll Take a Shot at It
Modesty pt. 2
Modesty pt. 3

3 comments:

Sarah and Mrs. Covey said...
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MInTheGap said...

I think you're right on when you say that what you wear reflects your character-- the outer reflects the inner person, as Peter pointed out when he said that we should put on the inner person rather than worry about putting on the outer apparel.

And your definitely right that different occasions demand different dress. That's one of the things that bug me about how people dress for church. People can dress up for work, but have a problem putting on dress clothes to worship the Lord because, they say, He wants us to "come as we are."

Again, what you wear on the outside is a reflection of who you are on the inside.

Sarah and Mrs. Covey said...

Thank ya =D


sarah

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