August 13, 2005
Dear Chaciyd Saints,
The Scripture gives us very clear instructions on how we should dress. As YAHUAH’s people, we should dress in moderation. 1 Peter 3 speaks about how one should be dressed. Peter begins by emphasizing how important it is that a wife be obedient to her husband. “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: 2 While they behold your chaste (pure, clean, and modest) conversation (conduct, behavior) coupled with fear (reverence).” Subjection means to be obedient; it also means to submit to his control, yield to his advice, to give in to, to cooperate, and to assume responsibility. According to scripture, everything about YAHUAH’s people should be different from the world. Our thought pattern, speech, dress, etc. should be different. 1 Peter 3 tells us that we should not adorn (fashion, decorate) ourselves on the outside. “Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel:” Adorning in the Greek means cosmos. It also means ornament, ornament of the world, the arrangement of the world, the worldly view of things, the declaration of the world. We should not adorn ourselves with ornaments of this world neither should we elaborately plait the hair. Plaiting means an interweaving, braiding a knot, an elaborate gathering of ones hair into knots. The scripture forbids the elaborate plaiting of ones hair, wearing gold and pearls (jewelry) and OVER expensive clothing. Instead, “But let it (our adorning) be the hidden (inward, secret) man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet (peaceable) spirit, which is in the sight of YAHUAH of great (excellent, precious, and costly) price (value). ” 1 Peter 3: 4.
In the Hope of YAHUSHA
Pastor Fredrick A. Brown
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