Fashion Worries - Matt 6:28-30

Matt 6:28-30 "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin...If that is how God clothes the grass of the field..., will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
In a sinful world, human conscience identifies nakedness with shame; but, when the conscience gets seared, nakedness is paraded with pride. It was God who covered Adam and Eve when they fell into sin and tried to cover their nakedness by sewing leaves together. But, God gave them a better clothing, something that would cover appropriately and last. Since the fall, the language of God, whether in visions of the day or visions of the night, takes into account the conscience of man; therefore, we find clothes also in heaven, where angels are seen dressed in linen. In a way, our cultures and they way they develop has to do a lot with what we have done with our own consciences and minds. And, what we are shameful of and what we are shameless about signifies either the health or sickness of our conscience. In history past, some cultures had got so rotten and unnatural that nature had to vomit them out (Lev.18:28). Essentially, while it is natural for the grass to be covered with colors, it is no longer natural for humans to be naked anymore (because of sin); and, God doesn't reprove a healthy conscience, but as He covered Adam and Eve with clothes, He also covers His children with modest and natural clothing--which means that we are not to imitate the shameful fashions of a sinful world, not be worried about what to wear and what not to wear as if fashion was the central thing that dominated our personality. Of course, we must not become unnatural in our clothing; but, through our clothing we must express the fact that we are seekers of the Kingdom of God. Every human manufacture is an attempt to sew fig leaves together compared to the glorious clothing that He gives us when He comes in His Kingdom. And, it is important that on that day, He doesn't find us naked and ashamed (though clothed in a coat of many colors).


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