What garment did you put on this morning when you got up? Whatever was necessary for the day’s events or chores, right? Were they rags or well-cared-for garments? Did they show off your best or worst features?
You dressed your flesh, for better or worse. But how did you dress your spirit? Was it for better or worse?
Did you go through the day dressed in the rags of…
…and accessorized with…
*a mean spirit
*a negative tongue
How did you look? Did anyone tell you, “That looks awful on you!”?
Or did you dress in intricately woven garments, embroidered with the precious threads of silver and gold and stitched together with a scarlet cord?
This wardrobe consists of…
Did you enhance them with…
Did they show off theLord’s best features? Did anyone tell you, “You look wonderful today!”?
The moment you awaken in the morning, dress yourself properly. Put on…
*the belt of truth
*the body armor of God’s righteousness
*the shoes of peace
*the shield of faith
*salvation as your helmet
*the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. (Eph. 6:14-17)
Peter reminds us, “Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.” (1 Peter 3:3-4 NLT)
“Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.” (Col. 3:14 NLT)
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