Does God Really Care What You and I Wear?
What do you think? Does God really care what we as women wear? I mean, I know He’s passionate about our holiness, but does that seriously have implications on our wardrobe?
As a teen, holiness was irrelevant to me. I had a desire to please God, but I didn’t think dressing immodestly was a big deal. Obviously, it was to my parents, but they just seemed to be stuck back in the dark ages anyway.
It took me several years to grow into an understanding of the 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “great exchange” that took place when I asked Jesus to rescue me from my sins:
“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body”
When we embrace the truth that Jesus wore our sinful robe to the cross so we could wear His righteous robe, we make the “great exchange” and become a daughter of the King of kings! From then on everything we do, say, and wear should reflect who our Father is.
As his daughters, there are three foundational principles that should affect the way we dress, as found in Nancy Leigh DeMoss’ booklet, "Does God Really Care What I Wear?":
1. Ownership: My body does not belong to me; it belongs to God.
2. Lordship: Jesus is Lord over all. (God has the right to regulate every area of our lives—including what we eat, drink, and wear.)
3. Citizenship: I belong to a different kingdom. (That means everything about us should reflect our real home.)
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