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Sunday, January 9, 2011

THE GARMENT

A tailor who used an apple as a trade mark was asked why he used that particular symbol. He replied, "If it hadn't been for the apple, where would the clothing business be?"

He had a good point. The clothing business did start in the Garden of Eden because of sin, and the need to cover the bodies of those who had started sin by eating of the forbidden fruit.

Clothing is not a part of the origin of sin, but rather, a necessity to overcome the emotions set loose by sin. (Glen Pease)

The garments we wear tell much about us. They can reveal whether we are poor or well off, sloppy or fastidious, in some cases where we work and what we do. Garments can change people’s perception of us and they can misrepresent who we really are.

GOD was the first clothes designer; in the Garden of Eden he prepared clothes made of skins for Adam and Eve. Garments have played a large part in the Bible especially in the temple service. In the New Testament we are admonished to clothe ourselves with Christ; the meaning of which is to take on his philosophy and follow his teaching by doing what he taught.

In Romans 13:13-14 there is stated things we should do and not do “Let us behave properly as in the day (of his coming), not in carousing and Drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh In regard to its lusts.

2Tim. 2:19 I want women to show their beauty by dressing in appropriate clothes that are modest and respectable. Their beauty will be shown by what they do, not by their hair styles or the gold jewelry, pearls, or expensive clothes they wear.

Paul would have a hard time selling this to many of the women in church today, for they realize it is hard to keep a man when you are looking too much like a plain homebody, especially if their man isn’t totally committed to Christ.

When we were baptized into Christ (put on Christ) we have right standing before GOD, and now it is incumbent on the believer to keep his garment (free from sin) clean.

Parents will sometimes bathe and dress their kids and tell them; “Don’t get dirty; we’re going to leave in a few minutes.” Soon they find the kids need to be touched up, and so it is with Christians every so often we get dirty and GOD has to touch us up a wee bit.

1John 1;9 God is faithful and reliable. If we confess our sins, he forgives them and cleanses us from everything we've done wrong.

The last thing Christians need to do is to walk around wearing a filthy garment.
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