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What are you Wearing?

by | Oct 18, 2014 | Righteousness

Once I heard a woman say she had gone to China on vacation. After returning home she was asked to give a presentation to a club about her experiences there. The meeting was held in an outside pavilion at a ranch. The woman had bought some red silk in China and made a jacket out of it. She wore this jacket as she made her presentation. After a while she noticed some of the people she was talking to start to giggle. She had not said anything funny so didn’t pay any attention at first. The giggling kept on so she stopped and asked what was so funny. One of them told her to turn around and look behind her. The pavilion was beside the pasture fence. All the cattle were lined up at the fence looking at that woman in her red silk jacket. Yes, there was a bull.No, he didn’t charge. The woman turned back around and finished her presentation then sat down. When another woman came up to continue with the business of the club all the cattle left.

The apostle Paul wrote:

“Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.” (Colossians 3:12-14, KJV) [1]

Some Scripture versions for the above verses say that we are to wear clothes of mercy, kindness, humbleness, meekness, forgiveness and love. Why are we to wear these things? The apostle John tells us the main reason:

“By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” (John 13:35, KJV) [2]

Some people wear Christian symbols as jewelry or have Christian bumper stickers but the best way for others to know who you belong to is to wear the right clothing which Paul and John wrote about. Then they will know whose we are. This may attract them to us so that we may lead them to Jesus Christ.

So what are you wearing?

By Dean W. Masters

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