What do your clothes say about you?

 What do your clothes say? 

In our society, clothing has become a significant part of our identity, self-expression, and cultural norms. However, as believers, we must consider what our clothing choices communicate about our values, character, and our relationship with God. Let us dive into the Scriptures and discover the importance of modesty, the condition of our hearts, and the call to be transformed by the renewing of our minds.

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What do your clothes say about you?

  • I am sensual, I am sexy, I am provocative.
  • I am concerned about what is proper.
  • I am concerned about what is modest.
  • I have thought about dress because it matters to God.

I. Modesty: It Starts With the Heart

Our passage in John 14:15 reminds us of the words of Jesus, "If you love Me, keep My commandments." Modesty is not merely about external appearances but is rooted in the condition of our hearts. Philippians 2:12b urges us to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling, emphasizing the personal responsibility we have in our walk with God. Our clothing choices should reflect our love for God and our desire to honor Him in every aspect of our lives.

II. Sin and Dress: The Consequences of the Fall

In Genesis 3:6-10, we see the consequences of Adam and Eve's sin. As they realized their nakedness, they attempted to cover themselves with fig leaves. Despite their efforts, they still felt exposed and ashamed. However, it was God who provided them with appropriate coverings made from animal skins (Genesis 3:21). This demonstrates that God cares about our outward appearance and the way we present ourselves to the world.

III. Nakedness: A Spiritual Perspective

Revelation 1:13 and Revelation 3:18 offer valuable insights into the concept of nakedness. In these verses, being clothed symbolizes spiritual covering and protection. The church in Revelation 3:18 was unaware of their spiritual nakedness, thinking they were clothed when, in reality, they were spiritually lacking. Similarly, we can be deceived by our outward appearance, thinking that we are properly dressed while neglecting our spiritual condition.

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IV. Outward Dress Matters: A Biblical Perspective

Scripture emphasizes the importance of outward dress. Exodus 20:26 and Exodus 28:42 illustrate God's concern for modesty and covering. 1 Timothy 2:9-10 instructs women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modesty, and discretion, highlighting the significance of modest attire. Romans 13:13-14 calls us to behave properly and put on the Lord Jesus Christ, making no provision for the flesh and its lusts.

What you wear does matter to God?

1. Proper clothing

2. Modestly

3. Discreetly

What do your clothes say about you?


As we examine our clothing choices, let us consider what they communicate about our hearts and our relationship with God. Do our clothes reflect a desire to conform to the world or to be transformed by the renewing of our minds? Modesty, rooted in a heart devoted to God, should guide our decisions regarding attire. Let us choose clothing that honors God, respects others, and reflects our commitment to living in obedience to His Word. May our clothing be a testament to our dedication to living out God's good, acceptable, and perfect will.

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John 3:16: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life (NVI)