Clothing

What does God’s Word say about a person’s clothing; what a person should wear or not wear?

Matthew 6:25 – 33;
“Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? 28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: 29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, [shall he] not much more [clothe] you, O ye of little faith? 31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

1 Corinthians 6:19 – 20 —
 “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the
Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye
are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price:
therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit,
which are God’s.”

1 Timothy 2:9
“In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel,
with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with braided hair,
or gold, or pearls, or costly array;”

— Deuteronomy 22:5
“The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man,
neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment:
for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.”

1 Corinthians 11:14 – 15 —
“Doth not even nature itself teach you, that,
if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?
15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her:
for her hair is given her for a covering.”

Romans 8:5 
“For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh;
but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.”

Luke 12:22 -24;  “And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. 23 The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment. 24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?”

— James 2:3 – 4
“And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing,
and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place;
and say to the poor, Stand thou there,
or sit here under my footstool:
4 Are ye not then partial in yourselves,
and are become judges of evil thoughts?”

 

1 Timothy 6:7 – 8
“For we brought nothing into this world,
and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.”

 ©Mark Davis 2014

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Get It Right!

I find that there are many Christians out there that have a head full of information about the Bible, but don’t know how to put in order of what the Bible has to say.  They need a leader to instruct them in which order that information needs to be placed.

I give you Exhibit A (taken directly from a facebook post, word for word), see if you can figure out what is wrong with this:

“God loves us all but hates sin. Not man Himself but the sin in the man. God ceated man in HIS image and in HIS likeness. So for one to say HE hates us would be to say HE hates HIMSELF. Look in the mirror and dont forget who you are.Ive been in the presence of GOD and ive been in the presence o the Lord. In that GOD showed me HIS love for us. But showed me HIS justice. I could not stand in HIS presence it was unbearable! i begged HIM away. why? Because of sin. Thats where Jesus comes in. Jesus lived the life we could not and HIS reward and desire is for us. HE stands in on our behalf to GOD making a way of redemption back to GOD who judges without partiality. The most vital thing for a man to do before his last breath is to find the LORD! to call on HIS name whole heartedly. because the Day is coming when the GOD who Loves all will have to judge all.”

And the same person goes on to say:

“GOD is just and will Judge each one accordingly to our works. HE cant say I like you so your spared to one and I dont like you im holding you accountable for all to another. NO that’s unjust! Thank GOD for Jesus! For He who breaks even the smallest of the law is guilty of all! For all have sinned and came short of the Glory of GOD. And for the wages of sin Death is paid. But the gift of GOD is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Has GOD divinley showed me things? or is my sugar low? real funny. The bible says in jeremiah 33:3 call to me and i will answer you and show you great and mighty things! what GOD has done for one he’ll do for all. GOD is no respector of persons. one man is not greater than another we are all human. And if He’s called you then your not greater just chosen. some vessels are for honor and others dishonor. HE chooses. To answer your queston yes He’s showed me alot and taken me places many mock me for. Ive left this body and have seen many things far from earth and He’s showed me things to come some which have already taken place. Does that make me special? NO! Hit your knees and pray fervently and get your answers from HIM and not a man! HE showed the prophets HE sjowed the disciples. AND HE’LL SHOW YOU!”

Wow!  It seems that this person really knows his Bible and can quote it accurately – or does it?

Mind you that this quote is genuinely from a comment thread from a group that I will not mention.  I didn’t change a thing about the post including spelling, punctuation or capitalization, if you couldn’t tell.  The original statement that started all of this was making a statement that God did not have any feelings.  This post is not dealing with that subject at this time.  It is merely to give an example of someone that thinks that they know all about the Bible, God and Christianity.  Keep in mind that I am not claiming to know it all either.  I do know that if I’m going to make a claim, I will be able to back it up using the Bible.  This quote is misquoting the Bible in this case and obviously being used incorrectly (reference to Jeremiah 33:3).

Where I can admire the zeal of this person and the determination in which he speaks and he might have been taught in the manner in which he speaks – faulting the teacher.  My point is that when someone is trying to make a Biblical statement, whether it is a verse or a concept, it needs to be accurate.  If you don’t know if it is accurate or not – don’t say it until you do!  It is so much easier to say the right thing in the first place than to have to dig yourself out of the hole that you just put yourself in by making that statement.

I Timothy 2: 15 — “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

I Peter 3:  15  — “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.”

Colossians 4:  6 — “Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.”

Interestingly enough, as I went back to get more quotes from this person, I found that all posts from him to that thread had been deleted.  Better for him…

Use this as an example to make sure that you can correctly back up your statements of Bible theory from the Bible.

©2013 Mark Davis

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