THE NEW DRESS CODE
Dressing properly for battle is essential. Soldiers without proper equipment obviously run a higher risk of getting killed. The same is true in our spiritual walk. We must be dressed right, in order to overcome. The following scriptures describe how that looks. Paul told Timothy he is in a war. (I Tim.1:18
) The battle is fought with prayer. (II Tim.2:1
) He now says this is how to dress...
8 Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, THE MAN OF GOD RIGHTLY DRESSED FOR WAR
without wrath and dissension.
9 Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing,
modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or
10 but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making
a claim to godliness. (I Tim.2:8-10)
· PRAYS It's not a suit or tie or even good works that the Lord is looking for.THE PROPERLY DRESSED WOMAN OF GOD
He wants men who will pray.
· HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD IS PURE How do we know? Because the
hands he lifts up in prayer, are holy!
· HE IS AT PEACE WITH HIS BROTHERS He has no wrath or dissension in
his heart (extreme anger or disagreement that leads to discord).
· IS PROPERLY DRESSED! Modest and discreet are the key words that
should guide the physical wardrobe of a woman of God.
(of a woman) dressing or behaving so as to avoid impropriety or
indecency, especially to avoid attracting sexual attention (of clothing) not revealing
or emphasizing the figure.
· DISCREET - careful and circumspect (unwilling to take risks) in one's actions,
especially in order to avoid causing offense.
· GOOD WORKS & A GENTLE AND QUIET SPIRIT (I Pet.3:3,4) are more
important than the outward show of an expensive wardrobe. The Lord is not
against you having nice clothes or getting your hair done. But these things
should never draw attention away from Him toward you! And never, never,
never, be a sexual temptation as a woman of God.
Look in this mirror of the Word, with the same intensity you do when getting dressed for the day and ask yourself, "How do I look?"