Dress Code

Just like we need the right tool for the job, we absolutely need to wear the right clothing for each situation… can you imagine going swimming in a prom gown?  And how about going on the job as a contractor in stockings and high heels?

Some things just don’t work. There is a time for every season on earth, and there is a particular way to dress for every occasion.

The clothing you wear kind of prepares you for the occasion–a party dress makes you feel like a princess ready to have fun, a suit makes you sober and serious, workout clothes prepare your mind for what is to come.

Yet we don’t wear the right clothing just because that is the practical thing to do. Sometimes, you just have to wear the right outfit because it’s the right thing to do. We all understand the idea of “dress code”: we wear “nicer” clothing for celebrations like weddings and graduations, and we choose to not wear  offensive  clothing to church. It’s just honorable, sensitive, proper. It’s just the right thing to do.

This dress code, it is a skill that is taught in the home, passed on from generation to generation. My mom taught me to sit up straight, and look at people’s eyes, and wear a suit when you go to an interview, and she taught my brother to take your hat off in church. And now, these ways of behaving are ingrained in us, whether we like it or not.

It’s just the right thing to do.

So for us, blood-bought believers, children of the King of Glory, it is right and fitting to wear the clothing of a saint. Because that’s who we are. And when we wear the right stuff, it prepares us for acting as such.

Clothe yourselves in righteousness today, you people of God! Because righteous is what you are. And clothe yourselves in joy, because joyful is what He made you. And clothe yourselves in love, because love is what He poured into you.

It’s just the life-thing to do.

Cultivating Thankfulness with Ann

one thousand#637 Taking a lovely walk this afternoon

#638 The smell of barbecue in the neighborhood 

639 The courage to do what is right 

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7 comments

  1. after 30 years here i am still bewildered at the dress code fancy in this country, i just realized it as i read your well chosen words 🙂 aside from the just polite thing to do as take your hat off in church (which dates back to..?) or to sit up straight and not slouch (which is just the healthy thing to do any way) 🙂 an outfit for every occasion still seems to outwardly to me – i am the comfort over every thing if some how possible 🙂 the inward part is speaking much more to me: your heart, your attitude toward others (and the clothes we wear really do not matter when the heart is right)

    so yes:
    Clothe yourselves in righteousness today, you people of God! Because righteous is what you are.

    And clothe yourselves in joy, because joyful is what He made you.

    And clothe yourselves in love, because love is what He poured into you.

    and if one gets a tear, God will mend it again! 🙂

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  2. Barbara, this is so true. As our Pappa God’s children we need to daily clothe ourselves with the savinf life of our Lord Jesus!
    Blessings
    Mia

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  3. Love this! So many people simply dress in what is comfortable to them, without any thought of what is right and wrong, or even appropriate. As Daughters of the King, we have an even bigger responsibility to represent Him well! Thank you for the reminder!

    Visiting from Womanhood with purpose. I’d love to have you visit me! =)

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