- The way a woman dresses represents her husband, as well as herself. Until I get married, my husband is Jesus Christ. I can be wearing a t-shirt with a big 'ol cross on the front, but if it's cut-up to show my navel/cleavage or if my shorts look like underwear... umm, FAIL. Of course, that's an extreme example but let's think of it like this: God is a jealous God [husband] and He makes it known! Whenever I get dressed, I need to consider whether or not my outfit--as fly or frumpy as it may be--will bring negative attention to me or to Him.
- As Christians, worshiping with others is (or at least should be) a big part of our lives. But somehow, the "Sunday best" tradition evolved around clothing and spiraled out of control; not just recently, but even back in New Testament times. Assuming that a richly-dressed woman drew a sharp contrast to the rest of the congregation in Paul's day, we can infer that she stood out for the wrong reasons. So let's flip the script on this one to extract a deeper meaning: don't let your brothers and sisters in Christ see more of your exterior than your interior (your true Spirit). So I could ask myself, Am I known more for my willingness to serve or for my Christian Louboutins? Can the leadership count on me to be on time and in place for rehearsals and services or do I have a reputation for being [literally] fashionably late?