How should a Christian dress?
How should a Christian dress?
Just like the saying in the picture states " THE WAY YOU VIEW YOURSELF INTERNALLY SHOULD CONTROL HOW YOU PRESENT YOURSELF EXTERNALLY. IF YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL, CHRIST EXALTING WOMAN, THAT WILL SHAPE THE WAY YOU PRESENT YOURSELF TO THE WORLD."
Dressing for a Christian is of the utmost relevance, our presentation says a lot about us (for some people it says it all) so it is very important how we dress to convey an adequate testimony. Over the years the fashions have forced our closet to be updated, the times are behind when people wore bell pants or hairstyles with a lot of Gel.
As children of God we do not define ourselves by passing tendencies since our faith will always prevail over the tastes of the world; But this does not mean that we cannot dress well. Our way of dressing must certainly be governed by our faith, for Christians not all kinds of garments are appropriate; since the world tends to promote the sensual and unassuming, making its dress system not suitable for us.
What do we rely on to get dressed?
The word of God does not textually quote the types of garment we can wear; that is to say, there is no mandate on the clothes to be used, but on our behavior when choosing it.
Respecting our gender
Men should not dress like women, nor should women dress like men. Our God does not like that behavior.
Deuteronomy 22: 5 - (TLA)
This verse is the basis for our choice when it comes to dressing, our image must reflect that we are faithful children of God. Therefore we should not be guided by the fashions that violate this verse; Man should dress in a way that is easily recognizable that he is male and equally for women.
There is much controversy regarding the interpretation of this verse and the use of pants for women; but the context of the verse goes further and refers to sexual behaviors (homosexuality) practiced at that time (and today). Our father hates this type of behavior, so at all times we must leave marked through our clothes the gender with which we were born.
How should Christian women dress?
9 I also want women to dress with simplicity, decency and modesty. Do not wear exaggerated hairstyles, gold jewelry or pearl ornaments or expensive clothes. 10 Rather, worry about doing good, as expected of women who love and respect God.
1 Timothy 2: 9-10 - TLA
The number 9 is a woman's clothing verse that gives us an idea of this and the values that must be taken into account for it. Do not overreach, that is the key, a Christian can not miss:
It is a quality very associated with humility, a great virtue that denotes maturity. Dressing simply denotes elegance and good taste. It is based on the use of appropriate clothes and that leave an image according to the daughter of God who is using it; Always keep in mind that our presentation is part of our testimony.
This word is defined in the dictionary as:
Observation of socially established moral norms and good customs, especially in the sexual aspect.
The bible asks us that our dress is not sexually provocative. While the world professes that "he who does not exhibit does not sell" as children of God we are molded by other norms, no worldly aptitude can lead us to lose our focus: to glorify our father with everything we do.
We need to set certain limits on what we do and keep in mind that no end is good. Therefore we must dress free of all pride and pretensions and of course we do not motivate for vanity.
Women's clothing according to the bible:
Verse 10 says: "Rather, worry about doing good, as expected of women who love and respect God" there is something that transcends our wardrobe and goes beyond all fashion or trend and is our love to God, we must never forget who we are and that our lives should never revolve around clothes, clothing or some other ornament; None of this should characterize us, but our focus is Jesus Christ.
May your adornment not be of external things, such as exaggerated hairstyles, or with gold jewelry and luxurious dresses. Beauty does not depend on appearances, but on what is in the heart. So, be you calm and kind people. This beauty never disappears, and is very valuable before God.
1 Peter 3: 3-4? TLA
In the end, true beauty is brewing in our hearts and holiness in clothing. Fashions come and go and many of them tend to be contrary to the word of God, and as Christians our love for God will be what will mark the way we dress. We will always do it with the goal of pleasing you.