Does God even care about fashion? As a Christian, does it matter how I dress?
In this piece by SCH Contributor, Darlene Sala, she discusses how God actually has a wardrobe for each one of His children to wear. Join us today to learn about what pieces of clothing we are to be putting on each day.
Man or woman, it makes no difference–every morning you go to the closet and decide what you’re going to wear. It’s one of the first decisions of the day. Will it be jeans or dress clothes? Black or navy—or maybe brown? If you’re the parent of small kids, you choose clothes for them to wear even though you know they’ll probably say, “I don’t want to wear that!” Many a wife picks out her husband’s clothing so his socks are sure match his pants.
You may be surprised to know that God has a clothes closet, and that you can make selections from His wardrobe. In Colossians 3:12 we’re told, “As God’s … people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with…” and then Paul goes on to list five wardrobe selections: compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
You may be thinking, “I don’t think I want to put on patience today—at least not until I’ve given my wife a piece of my mind about how she talked to me yesterday! And humility? No, I’m a bit too big for humility to fit well. Kindness! Now, that’s something I wish my kids would wear. They’re always arguing!”
The fact that Paul tells me to “put on” these qualities means it’s pretty important that I get up in the morning in time to get “dressed” spiritually from God’s wardrobe before I face my day.
But individual pieces of clothing don’t necessarily make an outfit. Often it takes one special piece to pull the whole ensemble together. Verse 14 tells us what that garment is in God’s wardrobe when it says, ”Over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” Yes, love is the garment that pulls the outfit together and makes me truly “pleasing to the eye.”
God’s haute couture is tops! So wouldn’t we be a lot more attractive if we dressed in God’s wardrobe?