What Not to Wear Devotional

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What Not to Wear

Julia Bettencourt

Posted March 03, 2007

That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.  Ephesians 4:22-24 

When we become Christians, we are told to "put off" the old man and his actions because we should reflect Christ.  There are some things that are just fashion "no no's" when it comes to walking and living like a Christian woman.

Sometimes we have to check our closets and make sure we don't have any of those last season or "old man" fashions in our wardrobes.

1   Pride.

None of us like to look overweight but pride sure can bloat us up!  It's something that's not very flattering to a Christian woman.  In Proverbs 6 pride is listed among the things that God hates.

These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look…  P roverbs 6:16,17

An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.  Proverbs 21:4

2   Anger.

We all like our faces to look nice without any noticeable blemishes but anger has a way of affecting our faces.  Anger can make our eyes and faces glow red.  It is something that is not kept inside of us very well.

Anger has a way of showing on the outside and ruining our appearance.

An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.  Proverbs 29:22

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.  Psalm 37:8

3   Selfishness.

Selfishness is one of those fashions we wear that makes us look so skinny that our bones show.  When we wear selfishness, people can truly see what is inside of us.

He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.  Proverbs 28:27

We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.  Romans 15:1

4   Whining.

When we are whiners and complainers it makes us have a drippy appearance and a long face.  It's not something we want to wear and portray as Christians.

Remember how the Israelites complained to Moses?

And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?  Exodus 15:24

Do all things without murmurings and disputings.  Philippians 2:14

5   Bad Attitude.

Wearing a bad attitude is like wearing an unpleasant smelling perfume.  It makes the air reek around us and we leave a trail everywhere we go because our bad attitude can rub off onto other people.

Bad attitudes are heart issues.  The source usually goes back to our hearts and what we are focusing on.  We have to get our hearts right in order to set our attitude right.

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.  Psalm 51:10

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.  Isaiah 26:3


I hope I can keep these fashion "no no's" out of my wardrobe.  I know they are all so easy to slip on and wear but Christ did so much for us that we should want to wear and display the right things in our lives as Christians.

Look at what He wore for us.

Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!  John 19:5

So, what are you wearing?

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