Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo,
Thursday, November 26th, 2020;
GOD CARES ABOUT YOUR LOOKS
(Refuse To Copy Worldly Trends)
👤 Pastor Chris
📖 TO THE BIBLE
1 John 2:15 MSG “Don’t love the world’s ways. Don’t love the world’s goods. Love of the world squeezes out love for the Father.”
▶️ LET’S TALK
“Wow! Jane, lovely little black dress you’ve got on there,” Amanda complimented.
“Thanks, Amy, I saw it online and couldn’t just pass it up,” Jane replied merrily.
“Um, don’t you think it’s a little too short though?” Christine pointed out.
“Nah, come off it, Christine, this dress has been trending for a while now in high fashion magazines, and everyone is wearing it. Besides, who cares if it’s a little revealing?” Jane quipped.
“God does! He cares about what we wear and how we look,” Christine pointed out.
When Christians aren’t careful, they find themselves moving with worldly trends—what the world is doing, saying, wearing, watching, listening to, etc.—not realising the spirit of the world is swaying them into worldliness. However, we can use certain things in the world without following “the fashion of this world” that passes away (1 Corinthians 7:31)
Did you know God cares about what you wear? He even cares about how you wear it! In Exodus 28, the Lord gave Moses a detailed description of the priestly garments that were to be worn by Aaron and his sons. In the New Testament, we have been made kings and priests unto God (Revelation 1:6); therefore, we ought to dress in a manner befitting of king-priests.
Don’t be carried away by the transient things of this failing world, because none of its “trends” can give you real joy. Let your motivation be the Lord Jesus Christ and His purpose in you. Remember, you’re not of this world; therefore, let the Holy Spirit, through you, set godly trends and standards that promote righteousness and bring glory to God.
🎯 Go Deeper
1 Corinthians 2:12; John 15:19 CEV; Romans 8:5-6
I have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit of God. Therefore, I refuse to be swayed by the world and its worldliness. I’m from above, and my mind is set only on things above, in Jesus’ Name.but Amen!
📚 Daily Bible Reading
1 Peter 5, Lamentations 3-5
John 15:1-10, 1 Chronicles 26
Pay attention to your manner of life; write out five areas you will improve upon as an ambassador of Christ.