Unending – Friday, February 7th, 2019

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My gym clothes are comfortable and appropriate for work. It is clothing that is useful and functional for the job that I have as a gymnastics coach. I would guess that most of us have work, casual and dress clothes. The malls, lined with retail clothing stores, confirm that we have clothes in our closets for all occasions. We should wear clothing appropriate to specific functions. Depending upon the social engagement, certain types of clothing are expected. A person should not wear beach party attire to a funeral. Nor should anyone wear a muscle shirt and spandex to a wedding.

In Scripture, Jesus tells a parable about a man attending a king’s wedding. The king arrives, and as he greets his guests, he notices one guest has not worn wedding clothes. Without hesitation, the king removes him from the celebration.

God has a dress code. Our carnal human nature is not appropriate dress before the Almighty. Our sinful nature is an affront to God, so it is not welcome in His presence. God Himself sent His Son to die on the cross so that through Him our sinful wardrobe could be changed into a wardrobe of holiness. Through faith in Jesus Christ, we receive apparel fitting to wear in the presence of God.

Isaiah 61:10 says, “I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For He has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness.”


Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.

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