Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Friday, October 16, 2020

Theme: THE PRACTICE OF GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS

Text: “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God.” – Deuteronomy 22:5.

Comment: In the world today, even among worshippers of God, some still dress in unwholesome outfits with the argument that God sees the heart and not the outward appearance.  The singular fact that God Almighty gave the instruction that men should not put on the outfit meant for women and vice versa is a glaring fact that God takes cognizance of gender suitability of clothing, that is, what clothing is morally suitable for each gender – male and female. 

The text for today, went further to state that it is an abominable act before God for a woman to adorn clothing meant for men.  Not all dresses are morally suitable for worshippers of God to put on.  The general notion of some Christians that God looks at the heart and not the outward appearance is very wrong and amounts to personal righteousness.  St. Paul admonished us not to follow the trend in the world but that we should have a renewed heart so as to know and do what is acceptable to God.  “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” – Romans 12:1,2.

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