Dress Code for Church
My daughter and I attended a dialogue in church today, between parents and religious teachers. The topic: ‘dress code for church‘. Apparently, the religious have noticed that dressing has become ‘bad and inappropriate’ in the house of God.
“The eyes of the religious and people should be on Jesus, and not my daughter” said one. I have no comments really for I might be judgmental and, I think, it’s all about how one personally feels about it.
We are going to a Place of Worship
When I was young, it was greatly emphasized that we were going to a place of worship. Therefore, we must give reverence and honor to God, by the way we dress and behave.
I couldn’t afford good choice of clothing. But yet, I had to wear something proper and clean shoes to church.
And I make it a point that we, as a family now, observe this all the time. My daughter is 17 and she is at the age where modern dressing fancies her much.
My Advice to My Daughter
I do allow the modern dressing to a certain extend. But when going to church, she should always dress properly.
I have advised her this. That a man must never look at us and lust over our bodies because we are showing too much. And we shouldn’t give suggestions that we are easy for flesh in the way we dress.
I believe, we could wear all the beautiful modern clothing, and be still modestly dressed, anywhere and anytime.
How will we dress if the king or the president invites us for a meal?‘
And we must always ask ourselves this ‘How will we dress if the king or the president invites us for a meal?‘
We are called sons and daughters of the King of Glory, who reigns over heaven and earth. Should we go in skimpy clothes or inappropriate attire to worship Him?
Should we not be in the best we have? Or, should we not treat His holy presence with respect and honor?
These are questions we could ponder as we look at the Bible verses below;
1 Timothy 2:9-10 Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works.
1 Corinthians 6:19 – 20 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
What do you think? How do you allow your children to dress?