Hear the word of the Lord, you rulers of Sodom! Give ear to the teaching of our God, you people of Gomorrah! 11 “What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices? says the Lord; I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of well-fed beasts; I do not delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs, or of goats.
I’ve noticed there is a challenge going around on Facebook. If you like the post of someone who is doing the challenge, you are challenged to post a statement of the following form once a day for a week:
There is a pervasive assumption I’ve noticed in conversations with many fellow believers regarding clothing: that the main purpose of clothes is to prevent sexual temptation. Which is all well and good, except for the fact that it’s just wrong. The assumption probably comes from the connection between modesty and the Christian philosophy of clothing, as seen here, here, and more comprehensively here. In modern American culture, where so much of fashion is intentionally sexual, this confusion is understandable. But given global standards of modesty, diverse to the extent some primitive cultures forego clothing almost entirely, modesty makes a poor logical rationale for wearing clothes. You may object to so called “native nudity,” but as such attire (or lack thereof) is neither intended to arouse nor to draw attention to the individual, it fulfills the requirements of modesty. Modesty and wearing clothes are two different things. I don’t want to talk about modesty today, because I want to talk about the real reason we wear clothes—the gospel reason we wear clothes. Continue reading “Why You Should Wear Clothes”→
In the Bible we find endless examples of how important it is to know and treasure God’s Word. For instance:“Blessed is the man who[se]…delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night” (Psalm 1:1-2).“How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word” (Psalm 119:9). And my personal favorite:“How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” (Psalm 119:103) Continue reading “8 Christian Disciplines Worth Pursuing”→