Wednesday, 18 April 2012

God's fashion style


This brief post is concerned with God's fashion style, that is How does God clothe us. God's ultimate garment, or suit jacket or for the girls, the dress, which He covers us all with, is His Son, Jesus Christ. But underneath it, we find thick layers of colourful clothing, when on any given day we may wear numerous of these clothing but not all at the same time depending on the day and situation. On a very cold day, it is more a necessity to wear more layers than one would wear in the summer. Therefore God bids us to open his wardrobe (which he has given to us) and has lavishly enriched with all manner of clothing, for us to put them on and to never go out or in without the Jacket or the dress which is Jesus Christ.

Clothes are worn to cover nakedness and for defending the body from cold or injuries. These are the primary reasons why clothes are worn, but clothes are also worn for the sake of style, or to display one's identity or personality. God clothes us so that we may be like his Son, manifesting all of his holiness and ways and to the praise of His glory.

The clothes which the Lord has adorned us with is described as being beautiful (Isa 52:1) and being the best (Luke 15:22). The clothes are all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia, (Psalm 45:8).

What do we find in the wardrobe


  • Salvation (psalm 132)
  • Righteousness (Psalm 132:9, Job 29:14)
  • The new self (Eph 4:24)
  • Compassion (Col 3:12)
  • Kindness     (Col 3:12)
  • Humility       (Col 3:12)
  • Patience       (Col 3:12)
  • Gentleness  (1Pet 3:4)
  • Modesty (1Tim 2:9)
  • Self-control (1Tim 2:9)
  • Love        (Col 3:14)
  • Jesus Christ Rom (13:14) - This is not an exhaustive list.


These clothes are ours because Jesus Christ has purchased them for us and it is like the servant of Abraham who brought out jewellery of silver and of gold, and garments, and gave them to Rebecca. Likewise the Spirit brings out this beautiful attires for us to wear with all adorned with the aroma of Jesus Christ.

What do you need today? Reach into your God-given wardrobe and pull out a piece of clothing and wear it, put it on by the Spirit. Do not open your old wardrobe and put on the filthy clothes found in them, but open your new wardrobe and put on the Clothes of your God which Jesus Christ has happily and expensively purchased for you.

K.Oni

2 comments:

  1. Enjoyed your post and like your thought process....excellent reading

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  2. I really like this post. The richness of your metaphor conveys much more depth than just describing the fruits that living a Spirit-filled life bears! It's also very down to earth, as well - I could use this for my youth group, or any young christian who is learning about their relationship with God. Thank you for sharing!

    Rach

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