Wear your Sunday best.
Give God your best.
You would dress nice for the president.
The way you dress shows how much you care.
I invite a lot of people to come worship with me and my church family. I would say that more than half of those people say something related to, “But I don’t have church clothes.”
So who says you have to wear church clothes? If it’s God I want to do it. If it’s not, I want to quit acting like it is.
The Bible Says:
God doesn’t look at appearances.
But the LORD said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The LORD doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance…
God is about hearts.
But the LORD looks at the heart.” 1 Sam 16
Clothes can hinder the heart.
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. 1 Pet 3
Fancy clothes put us in danger of the sin of partiality.
For example, suppose someone comes into your meeting dressed in fancy clothes and expensive jewelry, and another comes in who is poor and dressed in dirty clothes. If you give special attention and a good seat to the rich person, but you say to the poor one, “You can stand over there, or else sit on the floor”—well, doesn’t this discrimination show that your judgments are guided by evil motives? James 2
Expensive clothes are spiritually dangerous.
And I want women to be modest in their appearance. They should wear decent and appropriate clothing and not draw attention to themselves by the way they fix their hair or by wearing gold or pearls or expensive clothes. 1 Tim 2
- God looks at the inner person, not my appearance
- Clothes distract me from God.
- Judging by clothing is flat wrong.
- Clothes don’t make the woman of God.
Who said we’re supposed to do this church clothes thing?
Well, it seems that dressing up for church is much more cultural than it is biblical. That means it was man’s idea not God’s idea. And if that is the case, I am going to make sure I treat it like that.