What Your Clothes Say. Clothing originated with God ( Gen. 3: 21, cp. 3: 7 ). Clothes have always said something about the person wearing them ( Gen. 38: 14, 15; Ex. 28: 2, 4ff .). What Your Clothes Say. Suggest whether rich or poor ( Jas. 2: 2 ). What Your Clothes Say.
Clothing originated with God (Gen. 3: 21, cp. 3: 7).
Clothes have always said something about the person wearing them (Gen. 38: 14, 15; Ex. 28: 2, 4ff.).
Suggest whether rich or poor (Jas. 2: 2).
Clothes can suggest sorrow (2 Sam. 3: 31).
Can present false piety (Matt. 23: 5).
Those with whom identified (Zeph. 1: 8).
Clothing identifies male and female (cp. Deut. 22: 5).
We read of the attire of a harlot (Prov. 7: 10).
Clothing can suggest lack of headship (cp. I Cor. 11: 4, 5).
Can reveal one as a prisoner (Jere. 52: 33).
Can suggest cared for (Prov. 31: 21, 22).
Clothing can reveal activity (Matt. 22: 11ff.)
The Bible reveals not only decent dress, but dress that is appropriate for the occasion (Gen. 3: 21; Matt. 22: 11ff.)
I go to see a girl-friend;
My clothes are nice and neat.
I comb the hair on my head
And shine the shoes on my feet.
My best friend is getting married;
He's asked me to be "best man."
I want to make his weeding great,
So I dress the best I can.
I'll attend a funeral tomorrow;
I will look my very best.
A brand new shirt and tie,
Plus a new suit and vest.
Now it's Sunday morning;
I will worship God today.
My clothes won't be too tidy,
And my hair in disarray.
My shirt will be open,
To show the hair on my chest...
And I'm not really too concerned,
Whether or not my pants are pressed.
Why is it when before mere men.
I want to look my best,
But when I come to worship God,
I don't care how I'm dressed?