Shopping for clothes can be an exhausting experience! Not only is it hard to find something that really fits well, it also needs to be becoming on you. Have you ever tried something on in a store then walked out of the dressing room to show whoever was shopping with you and their response was,
“Oh yes! That really suits you”?
Other than them telling you they like what you tried on, what were they saying? They were saying, “That enhances your appearance.” Now you can buy one in every color and go home! =)
In Scripture, Paul tells women that we need to find – not clothing – but the kind of behavior that enhances. The enhancement is not our appearance, but our holiness. He wrote in Titus 2:3a:
This is behaviour that makes holiness evident. What does that include? Let’s first talk about what it doesn’t include.
- Walking around with our hands folded and our eyes closed to show we are in prayer
- Talking “religious talk”
- Dressing in out of date clothing
- Being only heavenly minded
Those are images that readily pop into our minds, but aren’t becoming to holiness. It doesn’t enhance the look of holiness. That is religion. Holiness is giving the right opinion of Who God is. When others listen to conversations, look at our appearance, or watch our behaviour we should be demonstrating what our God is like. I Corinthians 10:31 says, “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” Therefore, if we are going to have behaviour that suits holiness, we must ask ourselves:
- Is what I’m saying glorifying to God?
- Is where I’m going glorifying to God?
- Is what I’m wearing bringing glory to God?
Could it be said of us that our behaviour becomes holiness? It should be our highest aim and greatest delight, because then, and only then will we be glorifying our God.
See you in church, Sunday!