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Seven Rules for Christian Dress
#82 Seven Rules for Christian Dress
I am Fred Myers the founder of For the Fathers Ministry, and this is Faith by the Numbers.
Count your way to wisdom in number eighty-two of this series, Seven Rules for Christian Dress.
God calls Christians to set themselves apart from the world in how we live our life in five areas as taught in 1 Timothy 4.12.
There is one thought that Christians should have in mind when choosing appropriate adornment and dress. Nakedness in the Bible is considered a sign of shame, therefore if Christians need to expose their outer-self, it is because they are ashamed of their inner-self.
Seven Rules for Christian Dress
- Respectable: Your clothes must reflect respect for yourself and the image of God.
- Modest: Biblical modesty is rooted in the inner character of the person.
- Moderation: Your adornment and dress reflect control over inner passions.
- Cost: Not to the highest limit, for a biblical price reflects inner pride or humility.
- Proper: Suitability, rightness, and appropriateness for gender, age, and occasion.
- Magnificence: Not to be used to set oneself aside and above.
- Wisdom: The final and foundation rule is that adornment and dress should reflect a fear and awe of God.
The five qualities in 1Timothy 4.12 make up the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit that is spoken of in 1 Peter 3.4. It is the inner-self that is precious in the sight of God. God counts the inner beauty more important than what Christians wear, but God does have requirements for dress and adornment that reflect faith.
I am Fred Myers, and this is Faith by the Numbers.
It is my prayer that many will count their way to wisdom through this series and find the peace that surpasses all understanding.
1 Ti 4:12 Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
1 Pe 3:4 but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.
Is 3:18 In that day the Lord will take away the finery of the anklets, the headbands, and the crescents…
Re 21:19a The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with every kind of jewel.
1 Ti 2:9 likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire…
Pr 4:9 She will place on your head a graceful garland; she will bestow on you a beautiful crown.”
Eze 16:11 And I adorned you with ornaments and put bracelets on your wrists and a chain on your neck. Eze 16:13 Thus you were adorned with gold and silver, and your clothing was of fine linen and silk and embroidered cloth.
Eze 16:15 “But you trusted in your beauty and played the whore because of your renown and lavished your whorings on any passerby; your beauty became his.
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