This booklet speaks on the important subject of personal appearance. The author opens with five foundational principles found in Scripture giving direction to this subject, followed by several pages outlining practical guidelines on how Christians should and should not dress.
The Bible speaks about personal appearance and in some cases gives specific commands in regard to appearance. It establishes a broad base of godly principles to guide us in dress matters. The Bible and our own observations teach us that our appearance projects an image, gives a testimony, and affects others. Our personal appearance is an essential part of our relationship with God and man. For this reason, we need to know what the Bible says on the subject.
First Peter 3:1-4 illustrates how proper personal appearance is a part of godly character that glorifies God and blesses others: "Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation [conduct] of the wives; while they behold your chaste conversation [conduct] coupled with fear [respect]. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price."
Let's look at five foundational principles:
- Clothing is to cover nakedness.
- God desires that we use our bodies for his glory, not our own glory.
- God calls us to be pilgrims and strangers on the earth.
- Christians are not to follow the fads and fashions of the world in personal appearance.
- Christians' clothing should support and promote morality.
32 pages -- paperback
Dimensions: 4" x 6"
Christian Light Publications