Episode ThemeIdolatry-Discerning. Our fashion creativity.
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 clothing.
What are you wearing today? How would someone describe you, just by looking at what you are wearing? Can you name these Bible people just by their appearance?
- At age 65, she was still so beautiful that a king offered her family sheep, cattle, camels, and servants for her. (Genesis 12: 14-16)
- These young men were very handsome. They had no physical defects and were good at learning.
(Dan. 1: 3-7)
- This man stood 9 feet tall. He wore a bronze helmet on his head, had a coat of armor, and carried a spear.
(1 Sam. 17: 4-7)
- This man lived in the desert area and wore clothes made of camel's hair. He had a leather belt and ate grasshoppers and wild honey.
(Matt. 3: 1-4)
How did you do? Sarah (or Sarai) was so beautiful that even Egypt's pharaoh noticed her. Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were chosen to serve the king because of their good looks and smart minds. Goliath was the biggest soldier in the Philistine army. He thought that no one could beat him...until he met David. John the Baptist wore camel hair clothes and spent his days preparing the people for the arrival of Jesus.
Why is our appearance important? After all, God looks at our hearts. He cares more about who we are than what we look like. Why do our clothes matter?
God wants His light to shine through us. He wants others to see that we are special because we have God. When people look at us, what do they see first? Our clothes. The way we choose to dress can scare people away or can draw them closer to us. When people come closer to us, they just may be able to see God in us. What we choose to wear is very important to us, to God, and maybe to someone searching for God.