An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Friday, July 7, 2023

Non-Verbal Communication

(Pro 7:10 KJV)  And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.

How do we judge people by their appearance?  In ancient times, even up into the 18th century, there were laws and customs that regulated how you dressed.  Colors, materials, styles were the kind of thing controlled by laws and punishments.  Prostitutes were expected to dress a certain way.  This woman was someone who had gone out of her home with a certain goal in mind and she dressed for the part.

Today we don’t have laws saying what we can wear unless you are a Christian wearing a T-shirt to school that has a message Satan doesn’t like.  As a general rule we dress as we want.  That can also tell us something about who you are.  I was watching a video of a church service from a previously large church.  The pastor was an old guy who was trying to make a statement.  He still wore his suit to show he was dignified but left off his tie to show he was cool.  We make statements today more in the cars we drive, the phones we flash and the accouterments we wear than in a formally regulated dress.

So?  What does your appearance say to people?  I can’t judge because I am an old crustacean that would not know style if it bit me on the nose but I hope my dress expresses modesty, my car shows good stewardship and my deportment brings glory to God.  People notice. 

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