Why We Dress Our Best for Church — 10 Comments

  1. Excellent post! It is true that God deserves our best, even if He DOES (and especially BECAUSE He does!) Love us at our worst!

    And, as you so aptly explained, these standards we apply to ourselves – not to the guy next to us in Church. I do remember one day (I’m embarrassed to say) when I looked at the guy I knew sitting near me, He strolled into Church quite late, and was wearing a dirty, torn undershirt, and sloppy, torn sweat pants, and I thought some unkind thoughts. I knew he wasn’t so impoverished that he HAD to wear that outfit that wasn’t even nice enough to farm in! Only to find out after the service that his house had burnt down at 3AM that day, and he literally WAS wearing his best! As the Scriptures say, People look at the outside of a person, but God looks at the heart. We can apply these standards to ourselves, but never to “the other guy.”

    • Thank you for sharing your heart! It’s not our place to judge, but I wanted to share MY heart because I think a lot of us don’t take the time to really search our hearts about it. We hear something we like that makes life easier for us–like “God doesn’t care what you wear”–and we just go with it. We don’t run it all the way through the filter of scripture and the Holy Spirit.

  2. OK, first of all, let me say those must be the cutest little men in little suits that I’ve ever seen! And secondly, I really like the answers you’ve given here to a question that comes up a lot. You captured some nuances I’d never thought of, and gotten straight to the heart of the matter. (Also, I’d never heard the term “strong-hearted” women, and I really like it!) So nice to meet you on Thoughtful Thursdays.

  3. Great post and CUTE pictures! Please come join the link up at! I host a party each Wednesday. The link up parties last a whole week, so you can link up at any time. Feel free to link up as many posts as you’d like.

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