The way we dress is important because it is one of the first impressions someone will
have of us. This doesn’t necessarily take a lot of money, but it does take some thought.
If you just throw an outfit together, and look sloppy, you may not give the initial
impression you were hoping for.
When you dress with excellence and put thought into your outfit, it will have a lasting
impression on others. (It is also important that we are aware to dress modestly.)
Let’s look at what scripture says about dressing with excellence.
What would a ‘Well Dressed Christian’ be clothed in?
Colossians 3: 10 and 12-14: (10) and have put on the new self which is being renewed
in the knowledge in the image of its creator. (12-14) Therefore as God’s chosen people,
holy and dearly loved clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness,
and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a
grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgives you. And above all these
virtues put on love which binds them all together in perfect unity
When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, our being; our character will begin to
change to become more “CHRIST LIKE”. As a Christian we must see ourselves dead to
the old sins and put them aside… to DISCARD LIKE OLD RAGS!! The apostle Paul
states that because the believer is risen with Christ, he is to put off the old man and put
on the new man.
In other words we are stripped naked of our past sins and cleansed of them, and we put
on the renewed man. The old self is confined to the “closet of the past” with its former
passions and desires, its pride and self-centeredness and we now put on or ‘clothe’
ourselves with the new self.
As God’s chosen people we get to dress up with new clothes each day. As we arise to a
new day we can clothe ourselves with the most awesome attire. We clothe ourselves
with compassion and kindness and humility and gentleness and patience.
The best part about this wardrobe is that it is available to all who put their trust in Jesus.
We can all look, and feel fabulous! However we have to take care of these new clothes
by taking responsibility of how we present ourselves. The way we do this is to be so full
of these inner qualities that they can be seen on the outside, like well- fitting attractive
All of these virtues display the very character of Christ.
How do we go about this?
By showing compassion to those in need, by showing kindness to others and humbling
ourselves, and showing gentleness to those who may have wronged us and by showing
patience to those who have hurt or disappointed us.
We are to bear with one another by refusing to give up on each other and always be
willing to forgive.
And the final thing we put on like a fabulous coat….over all these virtues, we put on love
as this binds all of the other virtues together in perfect unity.
The perfect outfit that NEVER GROWS OLD.
Jesus, himself, taught us the two greatest commandments are to Love God and one
In conclusion we must carefully clothe ourselves each day by being aware of the
impression we leave with others; we are Ambassadors of Christ; we represent Him.
So today and every day lets put on our Divine Attire.