WHERE ARE YOU GOING DRESSED LIKE THAT?

“Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. … And over all these virtues put on love …” (Colossians 3:12, 14, NIV)

MISMATCHED CLOTHES

Sometimes when I’m about to leave the house, my wife stops me and says, “Are you serious? You can’t go into public dressed like that! Really?” It’s usually something about the shirt not matching my pants or the color of my slacks being out of sync with my sport coat. I used to get insulted when she questioned my fashion sense, but I’ve come to realize she knows what she’s talking about. It took me several years, but I’ve come to realize she’s always right!

Scripture often calls us to “put on” attitudes and actions that match our identity in Christ. Sometimes we are known by the clothes we wear, but we can make Jesus known to others by wearing attitudes and actions that show His presence in our lives.

The apostle Paul advised us to set the fashion standard by modeling the wardrobe of Jesus’ “compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, and forgiveness.” And, he added, “above all these things put on love . . . . And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.” (Colossians 3:14-15, NIV).

Clothing ourselves in Jesus’ likeness begins with spending time with Him. If you hear Him say, “You can’t go out like that!”, let Him take you back into the closet for a wardrobe change. Clothing ourselves with Jesus’ attitudes and actions shows His presence in our lives.

Colossians 3_12

Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ!”

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8 Comments on “WHERE ARE YOU GOING DRESSED LIKE THAT?”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Excellent!

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  2. Hey, I understand the clothing thing…….. I’ve been known to dress a little off balance…. Ask my wife….. However, I’m not as bad as I used to be. She’s just about got me trained!!!!! LOL

    Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T

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  3. sterlingsop Says:

    Thought provoking….and very true!! Thanks for posting this.

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  4. I love this post about clothing yourself for the day with what Christ has for you! I also enjoyed the analogy you used.

    -Tasha, The Bridge Chicago

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  5. Rene Yoshi Says:

    The not matching made me think of when Jesus asked if a fountain could send forth bitter and sweet water or salty and fresh. 🙂

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