There is even a television show named “Sunday Best”. Would you want to watch something entitled “Sunday Worst”? Neither would the King of Kings. He deserves our utmost Best. Why use attire to be a deciding factor for coming to church anyway? Yes, it’s true that man looks at the outward appearance; notwithstanding, God sees a man’s heart (I Sam. 16:7). But would you want to be like the person who is “barely making it” or would you like to be that prominent individual the others want to follow (as you follow Christ)?
Have you noticed how TV anchor people, sports casters and some entertainers dress on the air? They’re dressed in shirt, ties, and suits. Would you want to hear what they have to say if they were wearing ‘casual attire’? Would you take them seriously? Maybe – but why risk the chance? Other areas besides Jacksonville, Florida may be seeing these changes too. Is your area one of them?
A long time ago, men would go to church to find a well-dressed young woman to meet and consider dating and bringing home to Mama. Would a pair of Nike’s turn them on today? Oh, maybe the places have been reversed from the church to the gymnasium.
This writer is privileged to attend some exclusive cultural spots in Jacksonville and people come“dressed to the hilt”; so why short change God just for comforts sake? If you desire to dress down – then at least go Business Casual.
Let it be understood that we never pass judgment on someone when they don’t have something nice to wear – that’s the time to be charitable and be tactful in giving a person something. It should be something that you would want to wear. How you present the gift to the person is another thing. Get to know them first and don’t think of them as a person ‘needing a handout’. (It’s not good to be prideful, but everyone should have a little pride – VJP)
So let’s give God our “Sunday Best” and reflect the light. He is a God that will supply for all of His children, but the children have to desire those good and perfect gifts that are given freely to us. You’ve got to show what God is doing for you in order for others to desire those blessings. Don’t just hoard blessings – give some away. Don’t forget to take a look at the video to the left of each article and look on the “front page” to join in on the discussion.
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